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46P Wirtanen Dec 5 - 2018, 


            Robert Eder
46P Wirtanen Dec 5 - 2018

46P Wirtanen Dec 5 - 2018

Technical card

Resolution: 2500x1671

Dates:Dec. 5, 2018

Frames: 30x30" ISO800

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 27.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.44% job: 2410622

RA center: 42.818 degrees

DEC center: -11.260 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.629 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 58.643 degrees

Field radius: 1.098 degrees

Locations: Sofienalpe, Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller


Sadly, the conditions where really bad. Very humid and hazy, thin veil clouds and cold. But it was the only chance to see at least something, because the weather forecast for the next two weeks is not good.
In the region of the comet I couldn't see one star, so he was difficult to find without a Goto. After one hour everything was frozen, even the camera display already had a layer of ice 😬
So there he is, Wirtanen, a little pale and no tail outside the ball. I guess he got lost in the fog, but it's better than nothing 🙂



Robert Eder
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46P Wirtanen Dec 5 - 2018, 


            Robert Eder