Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet 46/P Wirtanen, 



    
        

            David McGarvey
Comet 46/P Wirtanen
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Comet 46/P Wirtanen

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Comet 46/P Wirtanen, 



    
        

            David McGarvey
Comet 46/P Wirtanen
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Comet 46/P Wirtanen

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon 300mm f2.8

Imaging cameras: Nikon D3200

Mounts: AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Software: Photoshop CC 2018  ·  DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1


Dates:Dec. 13, 2018

Frames: 50x30" (25')

Integration: 25'

Avg. Moon age: 5.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.64%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3418578

RA center: 03h40m19s.2

DEC center: +13°0618

Pixel scale: 10.130 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 54.165 degrees

Field radius: 2.373 degrees


Resolution: 1409x927

Locations: Back Yard, Westover, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Comet 46/P Wirtanen as seen from my back yard in central Pennsylvania, USA on 12/13/18. After stacking the frames in DeepSkyStacker, I processed two copies in Photoshop. One copy contained just the comet (stars removed) and the other copy contained the stars only. I then combined the two into the final image.

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