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Comet 46P/Wirtanen + Pleiades

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Observer
Steve Knight
Time of observation
17/12/2018 - 01:11
Object
Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Observing location
Warkworth
Equipment
Astromodified 550D DSLR
CLS filter
Astrotrac
135mm f2 lens
Exposure
x12 1 minute exposures at ISO1600
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Was lucky enough to get a clear sky after midnight to admire 46P's "close encounter" with M45.  This is cropped.  View through binoculars but it was great to see a comet and M45 in the same field of view.

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nickjames's picture

Very nice. Good to see that the weather cooperated.

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