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Contains:  The star χLeo
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Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto

Technical card

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

Imaging camera:Atik 383L+


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

Guiding camera:Meade DSI

Software:PixInsight 1.8MaximDL5Jasc Software Paintshop Pro

Filter:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory:Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Resolution: 1200x906

Dates:Feb. 10, 2019

Frames: 45x90"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.31% job: 2539284

RA center: 165.765 degrees

DEC center: 7.560 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.292 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.714 degrees

Field radius: 0.896 degrees

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

Data source: Backyard


C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) @ February 10,2019 04:21 UT

Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto on February 10th 2019 , three days after its perihelion and three days before ist maximum approaching to Earth. Its ionic tail is faintly visible toward West (to right) in this image, at same time is possible to see a dust tail toeard Southeast (to down-left) only during these days in which our planet cross the orbital plane of comet. The Iwamoto also reached those days its maximum brightness with a magnitude near 6.5 and a coma with angular size of 20'. The brightest star into field is Chi Leonis with magnitude 4.6.

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

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Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, 


            José J. Chambó