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Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)

Adirondack Sky Center advisor Tim Connolly took a photo of recently-discovered Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS). This comet was discovered on December 28, 2019 by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS). It is expected the comet will continue to brighten, and it is possible the comet will become visible to the naked eye. The comet will reach its nearest point to Earth on May 23, 2020, and reach perihelion (the position closest to the Sun) on May 31, 2020. The comet is currently viewable in the constellation Camelopardalis. Click the image for a larger view.

Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)
Photo credit: Tim Connolly, 29 March 2020, Saranac NY

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