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C/2018 N2 ASASSN & 260P/McNaught, 


            José J. Chambó
C/2018 N2 ASASSN & 260P/McNaught
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging cameras:FLI Proline 6303E

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Filters:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Dates:Sept. 7, 2019

Frames:L: 3x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.79%

Basic astrometry details job: 2932286

RA center: 2h 28' 2"

DEC center: +25° 12' 32"

Pixel scale: 2.448 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.227 degrees

Field radius: 0.490 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope


C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) & 260P/McNaught @ September 7,2019 08:44 UT

Conjunction of comets C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) and 260P/McNaught on September 7, 2019. Photographed with a more sensitive camera than my color image taken at same day, this monochromatic version stand out dust tails details. Highlights inside tail of 260P (at down) is a bright central spine, due we are crossing these days the orbital plane of this comet and we see sideway the most of dust which are always concentrated in that plane.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Planewave 17" CDK f/4.5
Camera FLI PL6303E
Exposure 6 min. (L=3x120 bin2)
From Mayhill, New Mexico (USA).
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C/2018 N2 ASASSN & 260P/McNaught, 


            José J. Chambó