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C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
22/12/2018 - 06:32
Object
C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
ASI 294MC + Megrez 72, x0.8FF
Exposure
27x60s
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At a declination of -24deg and only 10 deg above the horizon at dawn this newly discovered comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) is a challenge from the UK. Here's my image from this morning. It is not a particularly spectacular comet at the moment but might be interesting in the New Year. It is currently very slow moving which makes it difficult to get a good orbit. Prospects for it should become clearer over the next few weeks.

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