Taken by Charles Bell on December 29, 2017 @ Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
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Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) on 2017-Dec-29 08:03:33 UTC showed a gently curved dust tail. The comet currently has very high sky motion as it approaches Earth on 2018 Jan-04. This required stacking many short exposures to get the detail in this image.
Stack 48 x 12 seconds
Sky Motion: 11.24/min in PA 334.9°
Focal Length = 1821.5mm
Rotation = 0.05°
Pixel Size: 2.04 x 2.04,
Meade Telescope 0.3-m Schmidt-Cassegrain at f/6.3
R Band filter
Field of view 26.0 x 17.3
North up, east left.
Comet located in constellation Cancer
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