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C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) and Sharpless 2-235


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About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
26/02/2019 - 20:01
C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
90mm, f/5 refr. ASI294MC

Comets come in all shapes and sizes. Here are two comets at the opposite end of the brightness scale imaged from Chelmsford, UK, tonight. The colour image shows C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) at around mag 7.7. The green Swan band emission from the comet contrasts with the deep red Hydrogen alpha from Sharpless 2-232 in Auriga. The B&W image is of 209P/LINEAR currently at around mag 19.6.

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