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Object Comet Lulin Sails Past Saturn

Comet Lulin C/2007 N3 was jointly discovered by Asian astronomers in July of 2007. Quanzhi Ye from China first saw the comet on images obtained by Chi-Sheng Lin from Taiwan, at the Lu-lin Observatory.

This image is of Comet Lulin as it passed close to Saturn on Feb 24, 2009

Scope Canon 200mm f/2.8 lens @f/3.5
Camera Canon 40D
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters none
Guiding none
Exposure Info A single 4 minute exposure
Date February 24, 2009
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory