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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 Proline 6303E

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Filters:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Dates:Sept. 5, 2019

B: 1x60" bin 2x2
G: 1x60" bin 2x2
L: 1x120" bin 1x1
R: 1x60" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.21%

Basic astrometry details job: 2938711

RA center: 2h 51' 50"

DEC center: +53° 12' 28"

Pixel scale: 2.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.483 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Mayhill - New Mexico (USA), Mayhill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope


C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ September 5,2019 10:07 UT

Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on September 5, 2019, with a brightness around magnitude 9.5 its coma reaches an angular size near 5 arminutes, although is extremely faint; only carefully inspecting the image can be seen hor far goes the green luminescence of diatomic carbon.

Acquisition details:
Telescope Planewave 17" CDK
Camera FLI PL6303E
Exposure 5 min. (L=1x120 bin1 + RGB=1x60 bin2)
From Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)
Procesed with PixInsight

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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó

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