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Comet C/2018 Y1 - 2019-02-13. Despite the already 60% illuminated moon it was possible yesterday evening to get the very nice "encounter" of the comet with the spiral galaxy NGC 2903 into the picture. The apparent motion of the comet is now so fast that the maximum exposure time was 30 seconds before the nucleus showed line traces.
160 x 30 sec with ASI071 (unity gain) RASA 11" Tenerife 1180 m a.s.l.

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