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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
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Technical card

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

Imaging cameras:Atik 383L+


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

Guiding cameras:Meade DSI

Software:Jasc Software Paintshop ProMaximDL5PixInsight 1.8

Filters:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory:Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Dates:March 10, 2019

Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" -15C bin 2x2
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" -15C bin 2x2
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 6x120" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" -15C bin 2x2

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.40%

Basic astrometry details job: 2632382

RA center: 9h 43' 23"

DEC center: +42° 27' 18"

Pixel scale: 3.428 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.912 degrees

Field radius: 0.895 degrees

Resolution: 1500x1132

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

Data source: Backyard


46P/Wirtanen @ March 10,2019 23:03 UT

Comet 46P/Wirtanen on March 10th 2019, while moves away keep going down in brightness until magnitude 10, and its coma decreasing in angular size until some 3 arcminutes. Half dozen small galaxies also can be observed in this field into Ursa Major.

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

José J. Chambó (

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen, 


            José J. Chambó