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Comet 290P/Jager


 2014 Mar 23

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400
SkyWatcher 254mm Newtonian, f = 1200mm, f/4.8
HEQ5 mount unguided, 44 x 64s = 46.9 minutes total exposure
2014 Mar 23 at 21:48:48-22:50:21 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

An unimpressive periodic comet, currently in Gemini quite near Jupiter in the sky. It was at perihelion 11 days earlier and at the time of this image it was 2.1 au from the Sun and 1.8 au from us.

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