Comet 177P Barnard- 8/22/2006
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Orion ED80 APO
Mount: Meade LX200 Stock
Camera: Hutech Mod Canon DLSR
Filters: None
Exposure:  24 image X 2minutes= 48
Minutes
Time: 9:15pm EST.
Location: Waldwick, NJ
1.  Edward Emerson Barnard (Lick Observatory, California, USA) discovered this comet in Andromeda with a 6.5-inch refractor on 1889
June 24.  He described the comet as faint, with no condensation or tail.

This comet was accidentally recovered by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project on 2006 June 23 and
was reported as a minor planet of magnitude 17.1. During the period of June 23.97-23.99, L. Buzzi (Varese, Italy) obtained images using a
60-cm reflector and noted the object was cometary, with a circular coma 6 arc seconds across and a strong central condensation.
Designations: P/2006 M3.

1 - http://cometography.com/pcomets/177p.html
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