Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS ) near M97 and M108 by Paul Klauninger (2020-03)

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Comet, planetary nebula and distant galaxy gathering. Image acquired from Paul's home under the dark skies of Lanark County in eastern Ontario.

Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) shares orbital characteristics with the Great Comet of 1844 - including a very close perihelion in May 2020 - and so offers possibility of major outbursts.