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Astronomy => Alerts! Questions? Discussions... => Topic started by: doug on Feb 14, 2019, 09:55:46

Title: Comet C/2018 Iwamoto
Post by: doug on Feb 14, 2019, 09:55:46
     Comet C/2018 Iwamoto is speeding past Algenubi in Leo, heading for Castor in Gemini ... it will get there on 18th February. Well worth a look, bright and visible in binoculars and scopes.   

     https://www.heavens-above.com/skychart.ashx?size=400&FOV=60&innerFOV=5&MaxMag=5&RA=9.30573492880603&DEC=23.1449327504186&mjd=58528.4072453704&cn=1&cl=1&cul=en

     https://theskylive.com/objects/c2018y1/sky/skymap.png?c=1550137093

     Tried to get chart onto here but all to no avail. Sorry.

     Doug

   
Title: Re: Comet C/2018 Iwamoto
Post by: Roy on Feb 14, 2019, 23:01:58
The comet is quite faint at 9 to 10 Mag, I couldn't see visually but have the camera on it at the moment.

Roy
Title: Re: Comet C/2018 Iwamoto
Post by: RobertM on Feb 15, 2019, 19:50:34
It was quite bright photographically but also moving quite fast.  I didn’t discern much detail, more of a fuzzy green blob.

Will see what came out over the weekend.

Robert