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Binocular comet Wirtanen - 30.11.2018 at 23.00 Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja Observation number 79609

Visibility IV / V

Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

The comet rises higher in the sky and brightens - brightness estimates already mag 5.5.
The tail shows a hint - at least when you use a Larson-Sekanina filter.
The circle shown in the third figure models the size of the moon.
In the last picture, I tried a new AstroArt comet filter.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • 46P/Wirtanen
    • Näyttävä
  • Title for the comet
    • Binocular comet
Technical information

Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED, 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS, Atik 460EX, 12 x 4min RGB

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