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Photographer:

José J. Chambó

Email:

jjchambo@hotmail.com

Location of Photo:

Hakos Astrofarm, Namibia

Date/Time of photo:

November 12,2018 21:28 UT

Equipment:

Lens Canon 200mm. f/1.8, camera SBIG STT-8300

Description:

Comet 46P/Wirtanen in its thirteenth apparition, located on constellation Fornax and shining at magnitude 7 was photographed in this wide field image taken through a photo-lens from Namibian austral dark skies. Its turquoise coma reaches 45 arcminutes, larger than full moon, and will be growing in size and brightness until its maximum approach to Earth on December. In the image can be intuit a short ionic tail toward norteast.

Website:

http://cometografia.es

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