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One more 46P/Wirtanen

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#1 arnaud_dupuis

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:25 AM

It's my turn to post my sketch of our friend 46P.

Tonight was humid but sky was clear enough for me to peek at 46P/Wirtanen.
San Rafael (California) sky was far from ideal.

Telescope: Orion XT10
Eyepiece: TeleVue Delos 17.3mm
Seeing: average.93fbb2fa824d82de0d681c75ddd284af.jpg

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

Arnaud,

 

Nice sketch of  One more 46P/Wirtanen smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom


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#3 astrochild

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:25 PM

Very nice, thanks for sharing.  waytogo.gif  


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#4 Aquarellia

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:20 AM

This is a superb sketch!  I like it.

Michel


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#5 stanislas-jean

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:45 AM

I saw the 46P comet from home, here Paris surburb under tremendous seeing (mars blinking a little) but relative seeing, under my 15x70 binoculars.  

Evident at the 1st look, on 21H00UT, no tail visible, a condensation at the center or pseudo at the binocular and inequal light around on the halo not noted. 

Comparing to the messiers of the auriga constellation, I quoted it, may be m:4.5 around.

Easy to see at the 70mm.

Clear sky.

Stanislas-Jean


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#6 astronz59

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:22 AM

Good work Arnaud! Pretty much what I'm seeing in the southern skies at Mag 4.4.waytogo.gif


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:37 PM

Arnaud,

 

Very good looking capture.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:48 PM

Terrific sketch!


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