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Observation by Alan C Tough: Comet 46P/Wirtanen

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2018 Oct 07 - 14:27

Uploaded

2018 Oct 14 - 19:33

Objects

46P Wirtanen

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Constellation

Fornax

Field centre

RA: 01h56m
Dec: -28°09'
Position angle: +0°17'

Field size

0°19' × 0°19'

Equipment
  • iTelescope T32: Planewave 17" CDK
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Planewave Ascension 200HR mount
Exposure

Luminance = 2 x 300 seconds; RGB = 180 seconds per filter

Location

Remote: Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Target name

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Title

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

About this image

Imaged remotely from Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia. This comet is forecast to become a naked-eye object in December. It's already developing a nice coma: measuring about 5 arcminutes in diameter in this image. There's also a hint of a tail starting to develop. 46P is currently in the constellation Fornax.

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