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C/2017 T2 and asteroid 99248


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About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
29/11/2019 - 23:57
C/2017 T2
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
C11 Edge HD + FLI6303
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First clear night here for a while so lots of faint comets to image. C/2017 T2 is definitely the best of the bunch at the moment and tonight it was passing asteroid 99248 (the faint trail just to the right of the end of the tail).


djswan2002's picture


djswan2002's picture

I just caught it too in my image!

nickjames's picture

Here are the subframes of my C/2017 T2 image of Nov 27 run together as a movie. Apollo asteroid 99248 is moving slowly south in the bottom right of the frame. The asteroid was 50 million km away at the time of these images, the comet was 250 million km.

Derek Robson's picture

Great image of comet, plus as David says, a bonus to catch that asteroid trail.

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