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Observation by Alan C Tough: Comet 46P/Wirtanen - close approach

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2018 Dec 16 - 22:56

Uploaded

2018 Dec 17 - 22:15

Objects

46P Wirtanen

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 04h10m
Dec: +19°35'
Position angle: +5°13'

Field size

16° × 11°

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
  • L-series 24-105mm lens
Exposure

30 seconds @ f/5 and ISO-1600

Location

Elgin, Moray, Scotland

Target name

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Title

Comet 46P/Wirtanen - close approach

About this image

This is a widefield view of Comet 46P's closest approach to Earth: taken through moonlit Cirrus clouds.

The DSLR was piggybacked on a SkyWatcher 80ED refractor.

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