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Comet 46P/Wirtanen


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About this observation
Alan C Tough
Time of observation
07/10/2018 - 15:27
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Observing location
Remote: Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia
iTelescope T32: Planewave 17" CDK
FLI Proline 16803 CCD
Planewave Ascension 200HR mount
Luminance = 2 x 300 seconds; RGB = 180 seconds per filter

Imaged remotely from Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia. This comet is forecast to become a naked-eye object in December. It's already developing a nice coma: measuring about 5 arcminutes in diameter in this image. There's also a hint of a tail starting to develop. 46P is currently in the constellation Fornax.

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