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Comet 2017T1 Heinze

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Observer
Peter Carson
Time of observation
02/01/2018 - 01:47
Object
Comet 2017T1 Heinze
Observing location
Leigh on sea nr Southend Essex
Equipment
315mm reflector
Paramount
Sbig ST8300 CCd camera
unguided
Exposure
20 x 60 sec exposures unfiltered
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This comet is moving very quickly across the sky as it nears closest approach to the Earth.
Each line of dots is the same star recorded in a different position because the fixed point of the image is the moving comet. The 20 stacked exposures are only 60 seconds apart demonstrating the speed of the comets motion,
See more of my comet images at www.astromania.co.uk/comets.htm

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