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Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto

Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:FSQ-106ED

Imaging camera:STL-11000M

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Resolution: 1200x900

Dates:Nov. 16, 2018

Frames: 4x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.40% job: 2387946

RA center: 198.345 degrees

DEC center: -0.867 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.816 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.187 degrees

Field radius: 1.628 degrees

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) @ November 16,2018 12:13 UT

Just ten days after discovery of comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) has reached magnitude 8 and has developed a long ionic tail with two degrees length, barely visible toward nortwest in this wide field image taken on November 16, 2018. At same time shows other dust tail rather short toward west. The comet was located very low over the horizon and will be unobservable soon.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0.
Camera SBIG STL-11000M.
14 min. total exposure.
Remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA).

José J. Chambó,

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José J. Chambó
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    Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto, 


            José J. Chambó
  • Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto, 


            José J. Chambó


Sstretched negative version

Sky plot

Sky plot


Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto, 


            José J. Chambó

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