C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)

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Christopher K.
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C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)

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Sky & Telescope's Bob King and Seiichi Yoshida are advising skygazers to keep alert for the brightening of C/2017 P2.

A week from tomorrow, on Friday 31 January, HRPO will present "Comet After Comet". The talk will give an overview of all the comets that are predicted to reach magnitudes visible from a binocular (with no light pollution) or a small telescope (with moderate light pollution). The talk has no admission fee and is for all ages. It begins at 7:30pm and afterward BRAS member Merrill Hess will operate the large 20OGS scope for nighttime viewing.

January finder chart courtesy Gary Crinklaw...
https://www.cometchasing.skyhound.com/c ... 017_T2.pdf

Christopher K.
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Re: C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)

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Rolando Ligustri caught PanSTARRS thrice, each two nights apart, as it passed by the storied Perseus Double Cluster...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200130.html

According to Yoshida, PanSTARRS will remain at least mag 9 until July...
http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2017T2/2017T2.html

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