Comet 46P/Wirtanen: an image (7 Nov. 2018)
We imaged comet 46P/Wirtanen again, after almost one month of cloudy weather. It is now much brighter, on its way to become our Christmas 2018 comet!
The image above comes from the average of 13, 120-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at the Virtual Telescope Project. The robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion comet Wirtanen, so stars left trails on the background. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.
At the imaging time, the comet was very low, about 15 deg. above the Southern horizon.
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