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Telescopic comet NEOWISE - 4.12.2016 at 04.45 Helsinki, Maunula Observation number 58665

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Jorma Ryske, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

The new comet C / 2016 U1 (NEOWISE), discovered at the end of October 2016, is predicted to brighten during December to the right of mag10, ie even as a binocular target. However, as the comet brightens, it moves rapidly lower in the Finnish sky, visible in the eastern morning sky. At the moment, the comet is very diffuse with a comma 2 'in diameter and, at least when photographed in Helsinki, almost disappears into light pollution. The brightest star in the image is HIP 68828 mag (V) 8.147.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
    • Erittäin heikosti näkyvä
  • Coma diameter
  • 2 kaariminuuttia
  • Weather
    • -9C
  • Title for the comet
    • Telescopic comet
Technical information

SW 200mm / F4, Atik314L +, MPCC, no filters, CEM60.FOV 38'x28 '. Exposures 16x90s = 24min from 04:45 EET. North at the top, east at the left.

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