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Observation by Terry Evans: 2I/Borisov

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Terry Evans

Observer

Terry Evans

Observed

2019 Dec 06 - 16:40

Uploaded

2019 Dec 08 - 13:17

Objects

2I/Borisov (=2019 Q4)

Equipment
  • StarlightXpress Trius 694
  • APM TMB-203 Refractor
  • Paramount ME
Exposure

9*300s

Location

Moorook, South Australia

Target name

2I/Borisov

Title

2I/Borisov

About this image

This is interstellar comet 2I / Borisov.  It's now heading south and into range for my telescope in Moorook, South Australia.  This was taken a day before perihelion but it would have been swamped by the moon on the 7th itself.  The comet is moving at about twice the speed of the Voyager spacecraft so will escape the pull of the sun.  Not a spectacular comet but it is showing a tail and it will be a one time event for this visitor.

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