The comet of the Christmas

46P/Wirtanen
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Name:

46P/Wirtanen

Constellation:

Cetus

Coordinates:

R.A. 02 h 35 m 10 s Dec. -19° 07′ 10″

Type:

Comet

Distance from Sun: 

160 million km

Distance from Earth:

17.7 million km

Apparent size:

Coma: 30'; tail: 1,8° (PA: 45°)

Brightness:

5.5m

Sidereal period:

5.43 years

Velocity:

37 km/s

Date:

01/12/2018 10:34-11:00 UT

Total exposure time:

14 minutes

Location:

iTelescope - T8, Siding Spring Observatory, Australia

Camera:

FLI Microline 16803

Telescope:

Tele Vue 127/680 mm ED refractor

Mount:

10Micron 2000 HPS

Guiding:

-

Corrector:

-

Focal ratio, length:

f/5.3, 680 mm

ISO:

-

Light:

1 x 300 s Lum, 1 x 180 s R, G, B

Dark:

Calibrated

Flat:

Calibrated

Bias:

Calibrated

Processing:

PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Location

Annotation

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Location in the Solar System

46P/Wirtanen-01/12/2018 (Robotic)

Main objects: 46P/Wirtanen, NGC 965