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Comet - 46p/Wirtanen, 


            Rudy Pohl

Comet - 46p/Wirtanen

Technical card

Resolution: 4192x2736

Dates:Dec. 26, 2018

Frames: 60x60" ISO1600

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.95%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -15.00 job: 2437220

Locations: Beckwith Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Traveller


This is my first comet ever - the first one I've seen and the first one I've photographed and it's kind of exciting!

I know that I've come pretty late to the comet party - dozens have been posted already in various forums, but I finally got my first clear moonless sky opportunity last night. Better late than never!

Anyways, I'm still pretty unfamiliar with my new mount and I couldn't get the guiding system working, so this image was done unguided with short 60-second exposures to keep the stars round. Not the greatest, but better than no comet at all. I'll be ready for the next one.



Rudy Pohl
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  • Comet - 46p/Wirtanen, 


            Rudy Pohl
  • Comet - 46p/Wirtanen, 


            Rudy Pohl
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    Comet - 46p/Wirtanen, 


            Rudy Pohl


Comet - 46p/Wirtanen, 


            Rudy Pohl