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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 W2 Africano
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Imaging telescopes or lenses:Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging cameras:FLI PL-16803

Software:MaximDL5PixInsight 1.8

Dates:July 7, 2019

Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x20" bin 3x3
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x20" bin 3x3
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x50" bin 3x3
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x20" bin 3x3

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.32%

Basic astrometry details job: 2790001

RA center: 4h 29' 5"

DEC center: +60° 29' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.906 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.599 degrees

Field radius: 0.511 degrees

Resolution: 1365x1365

Locations: Observatorio del Teide, La Orotava, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Slooh


Cometa C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ July 7,2019 04:39 UT

Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) is the next comet relatively bright which could reach visual magnitude near 9.5 this September. In this image taken on July 7, 2019 has a brightness in magnitude 12 approximately, and a greenish coma with an angular size of 1.5' and a strong condensation.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Planewave 17" CDK f/6.8.
Camera FLI PL16803.
2 min. total exposure.
Remotely from Slooh Teide Observatory, Canary Islands (Spain).

José J. Chambó (, Slooh

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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó

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