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Gallery: 46P/Wirtanen

Image taken by Johnny Horne

Fig 1:

Image Parameter Details
Image Date (UTC): 2018-12-12
Image Time (UTC): 01:10 - 02:16
Exposure: 95 x 60s
Field of View:
Observing Site: Stedman, NC
Observing Equipment: 102mm William Optics refractor with a .8X focal reducer giving about 560mm at f/5.5... coupled to an ASI071 color camera
Digital Processing:
Comments: It shows Comet Wirtanen gliding by the background stars over the course of 95 minutes...but sped up to compress that time to about 10 seconds.The first image in the loop started at 8:38 p.m. EST on 12/11.
My 12-1/2" F/4 Newtonian was the guide scope where a Lodestar X2 guide camera locked on to the comet....The video isn't full frame...I cropped in a little tighter on 46P. Video was done in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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Updated: 13-Dec-2018