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Old 16-12-2018, 11:00 AM
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Comet 46P/Wirtanen @ 12am on 11/12/18 from LMDSS

Captured using INDI software on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a QSI 683 camera.

Takahashi TSA102 on Losmandy G11.

17xLRGB of 1minute exposures. Aligned and stacked with Nebulosity.

No tails visible to my eyes.

Still getting brighter but probably my last chance for this comet

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Old 16-12-2018, 11:24 PM
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Great image Paul. Doing comets in LRGB is mighty hard, fantastic result.
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Old 17-12-2018, 03:26 PM
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Tel,


Thanks, and I agree, it is challenging and time consuming but can be worth the effort.


I am getting a better understanding of what I need to do.



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That's a great outcome ....
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Nice WORK Paul.

Looks like it could still develop a small curved tail , maybe in just a few days....Fingers crossed.

PS : looks huge in 20 x 80
Bins from Concord in Sydney and easily seen naked eye after 9pm near Penrith!

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Old 18-12-2018, 05:33 PM
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Bigjoe,
It probably already has a visible tail that just happens to be pointing away from us. I can't see this changing before it goes well north.

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Bigjoe,
It probably already has a visible tail that just happens to be pointing away from us. I can't see this changing before it goes well north.

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Paul ..Im hoping it does develop a (to us) visible tail..I'd like to show this once again to friends in the Bins.
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Excellent result Paul.
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Ralf,
I appreciate your comments.
This is likely to be the closest natural Solar system object (after the Earth, Moon, Meteors and one minor planet) I will likely see. Which in many respects is good as getting any closer and the risks increase exponentially

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Hi Paul

I am doing a free public viewing night in about a months time on the tiny little island where I live. Before we got outside and look at the night sky I am going to do a slide presentation about what they can see with a telescope and I want to give a bit of astro photography. Could I use your photo of comet Wirtanen giving all the necessary credit of course. Cheers John.



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Captured using INDI software on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a QSI 683 camera.

Takahashi TSA102 on Losmandy G11.

17xLRGB of 1minute exposures. Aligned and stacked with Nebulosity.

No tails visible to my eyes.

Still getting brighter but probably my last chance for this comet

Paul
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