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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Technical card

Imaging camera:sbig stt-8300

Guiding telescope or lens:Canon EF 200 f/1.8

Resolution: 1200x787 job: 2384462

RA center: 31.227 degrees

DEC center: -31.580 degrees

Pixel scale: 15.561 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.925 degrees

Field radius: 3.102 degrees

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


46P/Wirtanen @ November 12,2018 21:28 UT

Comet 46P/Wirtanen in its thirteenth apparition, located on constellation Fornax and shining at magnitude 7 was photographed in this wide field image taken through a photo-lens from Namibian austral dark skies. Its turquoise coma reaches 45 arcminutes, larger than full moon, and will be growing in size and brightness until its maximum approach to Earth on December. In the image can be intuit a short ionic tail toward norteast.

Acquisition details:
Lens Canon 200mm. f/1.8, camera SBIG STT-8300.
84 min. total exposure.
From Hakos Astrofarm (Namibia).

More info at 

José J. Chambó Bris / Miquel Serra-Ricart / Galactica Project (FECYT, IAC)



José J. Chambó
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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó