Comet C/2017E4 Lovejoy/M31 Galaxy
Taken by Gary on April 20, 2017 @ Fort Davis, TX
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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy appears to be disintegrating as it approaches a April 23rd perihelion. Magnitude has declined from around 7 to 9-10th in the last two weeks. Difficult shot near twilight and low in the NE sky; but, only about 5d from the great Andromeda Galaxy M31 and M32, M110 companions. Had to use simply tripod mount with Canon T6s, 135mm f3.5 lens and short 5s exp. X 14, iso 6400, no tracking (so some trailing) to get this shot of the Galaxies and comet with a cropped close up of the comet area from the lower bottom right corner. 2017/04/20 UT11:01. The SkyXPro charts show the fields. Moonlight still in the way but time is running out to see this 6th Lovejoy comet.
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