Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  The star μFor
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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: STL-11000M


Dates:Nov. 17, 2018

Frames: 5x180" (15')

Integration: 15'

Avg. Moon age: 9.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.65%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3961228

RA center: 2h 9' 46"

DEC center: -30° 32' 49"

Pixel scale: 10.239 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.838 degrees

Field radius: 2.051 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

Object/Date:

46P/Wirtanen @ November 17,2018 16:04 UT

Description:

My last image of comet 46P/Wirtanen taken from Southern Hemisphere, on November 17 from Australia. With a green coma of 45' apparent diameter and a ionic tail more and more visible. The bright blue star is Mu Fornacis with magnitude 5.3.

Acquisition details:

Telescope Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0.

Camera SBIG STL-11000M.

21 min. total exposure.

Remotely from Siding Spring, NSW (Australia).

Credits:

José J. Chambó (www.cometografia.es)

Post and image link:

More info at Cometografia.es

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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