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Contains:  NGC 266
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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano in its maximum, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2018 W2 Africano in its maximum
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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano in its maximum

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Basic astrometry details job: 2944779

RA center: 0h 48' 33"

DEC center: +32° 19' 4"

Pixel scale: 2.450 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.209 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Unknown


Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on September 21, 2019 when reached its maximum brightness near magnitude 8.5 coinciding with approaching to 0.5 AU from Earth. Shows a diffuse greenish coma with an angular size 12 arcminutes. A faint dust tail extends toward north (to upper) observable because these days we are crossing the orbital plane of comet. In this field slightly smaller that one degree between Pisces and Andromeda constellations highlighs NGC 266, a barred spiral galaxy.

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José J. Chambó
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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano in its maximum, 


            José J. Chambó