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Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto
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Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro  ·  MaximDL5

Filters: Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory: Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector


Dates:Feb. 26, 2019March 26, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" (3') -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" (3') -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 79x120" (2h 38') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" (3') -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 2h 47'

Avg. Moon age: 21.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.34%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2606751

RA center: 05h42m27s

DEC center: +35°0715

Pixel scale: 3.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.264 degrees

Field radius: 0.896 degrees


Resolution: 1500x1131

Data source: Backyard

Description

Object/Date:

C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) @ February 26,2019 22:07 UT

Description:

Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) photographed on February 26th 2019. Since my previous image two weeks before when was at its maximum with magnitude 6, comet brightness has dropped until magnitude 7.5, decreasing at same time its coma angular size from 20 to 12 arcminutes. Tail also has faded quite, very faint and with only 10 arcminutes lenght toward East (to left).

Acquisition details:

Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8.

Camera Atik 383L+.

167 min. total exposure.

From Vallés, Valencia (Spain).

Credits:

José J. Chambó (www.cometografia.es)

Post and image link:

More info at Cometografia.es

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Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó