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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 





    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 W2 Africano

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Atik 383L+

Mount:LXD75

Guiding camera:Meade DSI

Software:MaximDL5PixInsight LE

Resolution: 1200x906

Dates:Aug. 3, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon B Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 4x120" bin 2x2
Astrodon G Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 4x120" bin 2x2
Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 11x180" bin 1x1
Astrodon R Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 4x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.34%

Astrometry.net job: 2850262

RA center: 66.195 degrees

DEC center: 58.894 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.291 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.681 degrees

Field radius: 0.896 degrees

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Traveller

Description

Object/Date:
C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ August 3,2019 02:08 UT

Description:
Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on August 3rd 2019. Since my previous images taken a month ago its coma has increased in angular size from 3 to 4 arcminutes. On same period visually observations have reported a brightness gain from magnitude 12 to 11.5. Comet is located on a dense stellar zone between constellation Perseus and Camelopardalis.

Acquisition details:
Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8.
Camera Atik 383L+.
Exposure 57 min. (L=11x180 bin1 + RGB=4x120 bin2).
From Hoya Redonda, Valencia (Spain).
Processed with Maxim-DL and PixInsight.

Credits:
José J. Chambó (www.cometografia.es)

More info at Cometografia.es 

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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 





    
        

            José J. Chambó

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