Comet 12P/Pons-Brook Visible, Comes Around Every 71 Years

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An amateur astronomer in Cumbria has been tracking Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks with a Canon DSLR camera.

The periodic comet, named after its discoverers, is visible with binoculars or a telescope as it passes Earth every 71 years.

The comet displays outbursts of activity, causing it to brighten as it approaches the Sun periodically.


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