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46P/Wirtanen

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
16/12/2018 - 01:15
Object
46P/Wirtanen
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
ASI 294MC + Megrez 72, x0.8FF
Exposure
27x60s
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After a very dull and rainy day it cleared here last night just before midnight and I obtained these images of 46P. These are both from around 0100UTC on December 16. The one showing the Pleiades is a crop of an image obtained with a 200mm f/2.8 lens and a Sony alpha-7S. The larger scale one has a FoV of 3x2 deg. Total magnitude from this frame was 4.4. The comet was clearly visible in 11x80 bins last night from my garden in Chelmsford.

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