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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Atik 383L+


Guiding camera:Meade DSI

Software:PixInsight 1.8MaximDL5

Filter:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory:Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Resolution: 1500x1125

Dates:Jan. 6, 2019

Frames: 14x120"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.17% job: 2465047

RA center: 118.505 degrees

DEC center: 59.282 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.309 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.194 degrees

Field radius: 0.862 degrees

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 (

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó

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