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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 W2 Africano
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Dates:July 9, 2019

Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x50" bin 3x3
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x50" bin 3x3
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x60" bin 3x3
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 1x50" bin 3x3

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.57%

Basic astrometry details job: 2793136

RA center: 4h 29' 43"

DEC center: +60° 20' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.149 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.528 degrees

Field radius: 0.430 degrees

Resolution: 1018x1018

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

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Slooh


Cometa C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ July 9,2019 04:49 UT

Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) on July 9th 2019, showing a coma with 3' of angular size. This comet seems having more activity since some days ago and could be observable with binoculars on September.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Planewave 20" CDK f/6.8.
Camera FLI PL09000.
Exposure 5.5 min. (L=3x60s bin3 + RGB=1x50s bin3)
Remotely from Slooh Teide Observatory, Canary Islands (Spain).

José J. Chambó (, Slooh

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó