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Observation by John Bell: 46P Wirtanen with M45 and Hyades

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John Bell


John Bell


2018 Dec 15 - 23:30


2018 Dec 16 - 13:43


The Pleiades (M45)
The Hyades (Collinder 50)
46P Wirtanen

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Field centre

RA: 04h13m
Dec: +20°17'
Position angle: +20°16'

Field size

19° × 12°

  • Sony A7S
  • Sigma 70-200mm at 80mm

10x2sec iso12800


Haversham, Milton Keynes,UK

Target name

46P Wirtanen


46P Wirtanen with M45 and Hyades

About this image

Surprise clearing led me to rush out only with camera and tripod

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Nick James
Nick James, 2018 Dec 16 - 14:27 UTC

Amazing pic for 20 sec total exposure on an undriven camera but the Sony A7s is very good at that kind of thing.

Geof Lewis
Geof Lewis, 2018 Dec 23 - 11:50 UTC

Cracking image John. I love the composition with both the Hyades and Pleiades clusters in view; it makes for one of the best 46P images I've seen.

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