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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tamron AF 70-300

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 100D

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mini

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  DeepSkyStacker


Dates:Dec. 8, 2018

Frames: 7x60" (7')

Integration: 7'

Avg. Moon age: 1.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.40%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3964041

RA center: 3h 6' 56"

DEC center: -3° 37' 51"

Pixel scale: 13.317 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.534 degrees

Field radius: 2.668 degrees


Resolution: 1200x801

Locations: Observatorio del Teide, La Orotava, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain

Data source: Traveller

Description

Object/Date:

46P/Wirtanen @ December 8,2018 23:12 UT

Description:

Comet 46P/Wirtanen photographed on December 8 through a telephoto lens from Teide Observatory. Its coma maintains an angular size of 1 degree and a short tail which be perceived toward northeast (to up-right). At the moment of take this image comet was a brightness of magnitude 4.5 although only be observable weakly at naked eye from dark places because its brightness is distributed on the big area of object.

Acquisition details:

Lens Tamron 300 mm. f/5.6.

Camera Canon EOS 100D.

7 min. total exposure.

From Teide Observatory, Canary Islands (Spain).

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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