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Comet C/2016 VZ18 (PanSTARRS)
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Author:  rwilkinson [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:10 am ]
Post subject:  Comet C/2016 VZ18 (PanSTARRS)

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:
File comment: C/2016 VZ18 on 17-Mar. 3x 170-sec with 250mm astrograph at f/3.4.
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