British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Gallery Picture of the Week
Image search

Comet 46/P Wirtanen encounters Capella

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Damian Peach
Time of observation
23/12/2018 - 10:09
Object
Comet 46/P Wirtanen
Observing location
New Mexico
Equipment
FSQ106 Telescope
STL camera
Exposure
LRGB. 15/1/1/1mins
Tags
Like This Image
Share

We begin the new year with an interesting image of 46/P Wirtanen passing in the same field as the bright star Capella in the constellation of Auriga.  Damian used a remote telescope for this shot.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.