Comet C/2016 VZ18 (PanSTARRS)

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Comet C/2016 VZ18 (PanSTARRS)

Post by rwilkinson » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:10 am

This is another faint comet discovered late last year by the PanSTARRS search programme. It's only around 11th magnitude, but will pass within 0.5AU of the Earth next month.

I tried to image it from Bolton on Wednesday night, but the sky wasn't clear enough. However I had better luck from New Mexico on Friday morning:
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C/2016 VZ18 on 17-Mar. 3x 170-sec with 250mm astrograph at f/3.4.
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