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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:40 AM

Hello comet lovers

Here some observations of this "probably future nice" comet


August 2nd I helped a friend of mine : Jean-Luc Colas to find and catch this comet for the first time.

Africano_photo Valdrome20190802.jpg


In the comet section of Alpo http://alpo-astronomy.org/index.htm

you will find other images of better quality of this comet


This very morning I did a first sketch, this is the first one were I see something other than a small circular coma

c2018w2-20190813_l.jpg

 

That was my 3rd observation of this comet, I hope much more in the near future!

Clear sky to you all

Michel


Edited by Aquarellia, 13 August 2019 - 10:16 AM.

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#2 Zorbathegeek

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:44 PM

Your sketches are great Michael. Thanks for posting them. I hope you get some good observations of W2. 



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

Excellent observation and sketch, Michel.  smile.gif 



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:08 PM

Jos√© Chamb√≥ just posted his most recent image of this comet over on the Astrophotoraphy and Sketching forum. I was hoping to drive out of town and catch this in my 20x80's towards the end of September but it's looking a little too diffuse. 



#5 Stardust Dave

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:32 AM

Heading into New Moon will be awaiting new excellent sketches &  some good images -visual observations from you all of  C/2018 W2 -Africano smile.gif

 

Intend to observe tonight from home in 13".


Edited by Stardust Dave, 26 August 2019 - 12:41 PM.

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