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Comet 46P / Wirtanen, 


            Mike Oates
Comet 46P / Wirtanen
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Comet 46P / Wirtanen

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Red  ·  Green  ·  Blue

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:Jan. 2, 2019

Blue: 11x60" bin 2x2
Green: 11x60" bin 2x2
Red: 11x60" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.65

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2450531

RA center: 7h 15' 10"

DEC center: +57° 53' 49"

Pixel scale: 2.875 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.240 degrees

Field radius: 0.867 degrees

Resolution: 1664x1396

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Taken on the first night of the new year (early am on the 2nd Jan)



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Comet 46P / Wirtanen, 


            Mike Oates