Proper motion of comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) between January 17th and 28th 2020 near the double cluster in Perseus

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020

Comet C/2017 T2 was discovered on October 2nd 2017 by Pan-STARRS 1 telescope (Haleakala). By the time of discovery it was 19.9m. This is a composite image, which shows the proper motion of the comet between January 17th and 28 th 2020 at 0:30 UT, when it was near the double cluster (NGC 869 / 884) in Perseus. The background image is a 16 panel (4x4) mosaic. The comet is photographed each night at about 20:30 UT. Below can be seen a short animation:

Image details:


Center of field RA 02:36:58 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +58:57:16 (deg:m:s)
Size 6.59 x 4.64 (deg)
Pixel scale: 12.3 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 64.2 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 17 - 27.01.2020
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:16x3 min,R:16x3 min, G:16x3 min, B:16x3 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 192 min., 16 panel mosaic
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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