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My First View of Comet 46P Wirtanen (6 December 2018)

6 Dec 2018, 12:57 UTC
My First View of Comet 46P Wirtanen (6 December 2018)
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My sketch of 46P tonight at 10:57 pm ACDST from suburban Adelaide. Made with 10x50 binocularsSimulation of 10x50 binoculars view of the smae field at the same time in Stellarium.I finally got to see 46P tonight (after cloud, rain and a range of other issues). Took a while to sort out the star hopping to Azha (eta (η) Eridani, but once that was done comet 46P was readily see as a large fuzzy patch. The sketch is a bit wobbly from trying to juggle sketch pad, binoculars and red light torch, but not too bad after a long break fro sketching.Hopefully the weather will stay clear and I can get some camera images as well.

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