Object of the Month

3 12 2018

We are starting a object of the month.

The December object is Comet 46P / Wittanen. Details on this can be found on our Observing page.

Phil captured the following image of it using a Meade LX200 8”, 42mm eyepiece, 47 times magnification. Using an ATIK Infinity Camera, at prime focus, with a 6.3 Focal length reducer, the image consists of 8 x 20 second frames stacked.

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Comet 46P / Wirtanen by Phil Angilley 01/12/2018