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Contains:  NGC 1893, IC 410, Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 19Aur, The star 16Aur, The star 14Aur
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Comet Iwamoto and Auriga nebulas, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet Iwamoto and Auriga nebulas

Comet Iwamoto and Auriga nebulas

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:FSQ-106ED

Imaging camera:STL-11000M

Mount:Paramount PME

Software:PixInsight 1.8MaximDL5Jasc Software Paintshop Pro

Filter:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Resolution: 1200x960

Dates:March 2, 2019

Frames: 5x180"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.81% job: 2565305

RA center: 79.937 degrees

DEC center: 34.107 degrees

Pixel scale: 9.725 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.441 degrees

Field radius: 2.076 degrees

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope


C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) @ March 2,2019 06:12 UT

Going away from inner Solar System the comet C/1018 Y1 (Iwamoto) has in this image taken on March 2nd 2019 a brightness of magnitude 8.5 and a coma angular size of 12 arcminutes with a intense turquoise color, contrasting with this zone plenty of red emission clouds into Auriga constellation, in which highlights in upper part of image the Flaming Star Nebula (Sharpless 230) and in down part the Tadpoles Nebula (Sharpless 236).

Acquisition details:
Telescope Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5.0.
Camera SBIG STL-11000M.
21 min. total exposure.
From Mayhill, New Mexico (USA).

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Comet Iwamoto and Auriga nebulas, 


            José J. Chambó

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