This comet is a non-periodic comet which was discovered only in late June of 2006.

The comet flared dramatically from 7th to 4th magnitude during late October, as of which it became visible with the naked eye.

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Object info
Name C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
Type Comet
Discovered 2006
Aphelion 2600 AU
Perihelion 0.78 AU
Orbital period 47.000 yr
Inclination 111.82°
Next perihelion
Image info
Image date Nov. 01, 2006
Light frames 50 x 1 min. @ ISO800 – Baader Moon & Skyglow
Total integration 50m
Dark frames
Flat frames
Bias frames
Software used DSLRFocus, PixInsight(DBE), ImagesPlus 2.8 & Photoshop CS2
Equipment info
Telescope TMB/LOMO 80/480
Mount Losmandy G-11
Camera Canon 20D
Guide camera
Guide scope
Autoguide software
Filters Baader 2″ Moon & Skyglow
Location Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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Images taken at almost full Moon.