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C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) and M95/M96


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About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
11/02/2019 - 00:52
C/2018 Y1
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
90mm, f/5 refr. ASI294MC

Comet C/2018 Y1 from Chelmsford this morning, Feb 11 as it approaches the two barred spiral galaxies M95 and M96. It is currently racing through Leo at just over 17 arcsec/min. I get a total magnitude of 6.0 using the green channel image and a coma diameter of just over 0.25 degrees.

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