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Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)

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#1 Pepe Chambó

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:22 PM

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) was discovered a year ago and will reach perihelion next month of November, but will not go much inside the Solar System and will not shine more higher than magnitude 11. In this image taken on July 12, 2019 the comet is at magnitude 13, have not very gassy appearance but is already showing a nice dust tail. The brightest star is at magnitude 7 highlighting also in upper part the spiral galaxy NGC 1024, the bigest, although at least fifty small galaxies can be seen in this field with only 37 square arcminutes.

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Data and image at better quality:
http://cometografia....sassn-20190707/
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:21 PM

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 08:57 AM

¡Híjole!

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:01 AM

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:13 AM

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) imaged on August 3, 2019, with a visual magnitude near 13 the comet shows its curved dust tail with an angular lenght of some 7 arcminutes. The brightest star into field is Omicron Arietis with a brightnes of magnitude 6.

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Data and image in better quality:
https://cometografia...sassn-20190803/
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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:50 AM

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) image on August 10, 2019 with more resolution. With a slight increase of brightness until magnitude 12.5 its appearance barely has changed  with its 1 arcminute coma which contains a sharp central condensation and its curved dust tail with more that 5 arcminutes lenght.

 

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As always, data and image at better quality:
https://cometografia...sassn-20190810/


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:46 AM

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:28 PM

On September 7, 2019 the comets C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) and 260P/McNaught crossed in the sky on this field full of small galaxies in Aries constellation. Its minimal angular separation was only 10 arcminutes, although only due our perspective from Earth, as both comets were far away from each other; at bottom comet 260P/McNaught to 0.6 A.U. from us and at upper comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) to 2.6 A.U., two times the distance from Earth to Sun separates them.

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https://cometografia...aught-20190907/
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Posted Yesterday, 02:21 AM

¡Ay, Chihuahua! Amazing shot!

 

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