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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  MaximDL5

Filters: Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Dates:Jan. 6, 2019

Frames: 14x120"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.17%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3506413

RA center: 7h 54' 1"

DEC center: +59° 16' 55"

Pixel scale: 4.136 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.197 degrees

Field radius: 0.862 degrees

Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Backyard


46P/Wirtanen @ January 6,2019 02:02 UT

Comet 46P/Wirtanen photographed early morning on January 6th 2019. Its coma has angular diameter half degree in this image with elongated shape to southwest toward seems there are some tail. Between constellations Lynx and Ursa Major on a field of faint galaxies, the comet has near magnitude 6.

Acquisition details:
Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8.
Camera Atik 383L+.
37 min. total exposure.
From Vallés, Valencia (Spain).

José J. Chambó (www.cometografia.es)

More info at Cometografia.es 



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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó

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