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IMAGE GALLERY -- LAS CUMBRES OBSERVATORY
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LEFT: Comet 37PForbes (no. 639) on April 27, 2018, from Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. RIGHT: Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (no. 642) on May 23, 2018 -- one day before I picked it up visually -- also from Cerro Tololo.
LEFT: Comet 364P/PANSTARRS P/2018 A2 (no. 643), on June 4, 2018, from Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. RIGHT: "Asteroid" 2017 YE5, from McDonald Observatory in Texas, on June 21, 2018. The object, traveling in a distinctly cometary orbit, had passed perihelion in mid-May and was passing 0.04 AU from Earth at the time this image was taken; three days later I successfully observed it at magnitude 15.2.
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