Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN
Taken by José J. Chambó on October 18, 2017 @ New Mexico, USA
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Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN photographed on October 18th 2017, just on day of its maximum approach to Earth to a distance of 0.7 A.U. (150 million kilometers) from our planet, reaching then its maximum apparent brightness with approximately magnitude 8.5. In this wide field image above a rich starry background and some dark clouds of dust into Camelopardalis constellation (The Giraffe), comet is seen with a coma near 10 diameter and a tail half degree long toward southwest.
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