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C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
19/04/2017 - 03:33
Object
C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 + FLI CCD
Exposure
60s
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Terry Lovejoy's comet is not what it was. This image of C/2017 E4 was taken a few minutes ago as the comet rose above my roof in a rapidly brightening sky. It is a single 60s exposure, FoV is 36x24 arcmin. There is no starlike centre to the coma any more, only an extended line around 20 arcsec long. Perihelion is 4 days away.

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