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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:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras:Atik 383L+


Guiding cameras:Meade DSI

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Filters:Astrodon Series 2 LRGB

Accessory:Teleskop-Service Coma Corrector

Dates:Sept. 1, 2019

B: 2x60" bin 3x3
G: 2x60" bin 3x3
L: 6x180" bin 2x2
R: 2x60" bin 3x3

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.47%

Basic astrometry details job: 2904872

RA center: 3h 20' 1"

DEC center: +54° 57' 21"

Pixel scale: 5.120 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.074 degrees

Field radius: 1.184 degrees

Resolution: 1500x724

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

Data source: Traveller


C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ September 1,2019 03:31 UT

2x1 degree panorama with comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) at right showing a diffuse coma with an angular size of 7 arcminutes and a brightness in magnitude 10.5. At left the BFS 31 nebula on ionized hidrogen zone Sh 2-203 barely visible in this image.

Acquisition details:
Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8.
Camera Atik 383L+.
Mosaic 1x2 tiles.
Exposure 12 min. 2x(L=3x180 bin2 + RGB=1x60 bin3)).
From Hoya Redonda, Valencia (Spain).
Processed with PixInsight.

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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano, 


            José J. Chambó

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