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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 W2 Africano
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Imaging cameras:FLI PL-09000

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Filters:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Dates:Aug. 9, 2019

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

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.42%

Basic astrometry details job: 2854978

RA center: 4h 18' 32"

DEC center: +58° 23' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.285 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.861 degrees

Field radius: 0.379 degrees

Resolution: 1200x1200

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope


C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ August 9,2019 11:03 UT

Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on August 9, 2019 when was passing near star open cluster IC 361, located in Camelopardalis and containing about 60 stars between magnitudes 11 and 18. In this image the external coma appears very faint and with an angular size of only 2 arcminutes, elongated at anti-solar direction (toward west). Visual observations on these date reported the comet with a magnitude arond 11.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Planewave 24" CDK f/6.5.
Camera FLI PL09000.
Exposure 9 min. (L=3x120 bin1 + RGB=1x60 bin2).
From Auberry, California (USA).
Processed with PixInsight.

José J. Chambó (

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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó