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Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto


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About this observation
Colin Henshaw
Time of observation
08/02/2019 - 17:28
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto
Observing location
Briga Township, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Canon 6D camera
135mm Carl Zeis telephoto.
1 sec at 8000ASA and f5.6.

The comet was fainter than I expected, (you can barely see it) being no more than about eighth magnitude. Located near Tau Leonis, it was not too difficult to find. Several exposures were taken, with a range of ASA values, but this one seemed to be the best. No suggestion of a tail. The comet is close to opposition so any tail would be pointing away from us. On the image, the comet is revealed as a faint smudge, in the ten o'clock position relative to the faint tenth magnitude star TYC 274-134-1.

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