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Comet 46P/Wirtanen

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
09/12/2018 - 21:17
Object
46P/Wirtanen
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
ASI 294MC + Megrez 72, x0.8FF
Exposure
35x60s
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This is a 3x2 deg FoV shot of 46P/Wirtanen from Chelmsford, UK taken just over an hour ago. Total mag is 4.9 and the coma diameter is around 0.8 deg. This is from a light polluted site and much larger diameters are being reported. It is just visible in binoculars from my garden but it is hard work. I drove a few miles out of town to a darker site and it is easy from there.

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