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Old 07-12-2018, 04:47 PM
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Comet 46P Wirtanen for December 06 2018 UT

It's big!!
46P for 06 December 2018 UT.
Coma diameter 70 arc minutes, magnitude 4.8 visual.
46P was easily visible direct vision, from Bortle 2 skies.
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Great stuff Justin. It is big - it fills the view in my binos. It's easy to find in the binos but I'm still trying to convince myself I've seen it naked eye using averted vision from Bortle 3 skies.
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Great stuff Justin. It is big - it fills the view in my binos. It's easy to find in the binos but I'm still trying to convince myself I've seen it naked eye using averted vision from Bortle 3 skies.
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Very tricky to do naked eye, only need a slight deterioration in seeing and it disappears.
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Nice ones Justin, You have this one very well covered, spectacular resulting images !
I'm in bortle 6 sky and doubt seeing it in binos, took a few frames around the area and believe I have it, so 10 x 60secs with the 8" f4 newt aswell - could see it moving between frames,,,
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Nice ones Justin, You have this one very well covered, spectacular resulting images !
I'm in bortle 6 sky and doubt seeing it in binos, took a few frames around the area and believe I have it, so 10 x 60secs with the 8" f4 newt aswell - could see it moving between frames,,,
Thanks Bob

Yikes, bortle 6! Yep 46P is moving quickly, won't be long and it will be gone for us southerners.
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Good captures Justin - I wish I had your dark sky, as I'm struggling to get the green colour with the comet in the north. (My southern sky is darker.)

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