José J. Chambó
Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
August 9,2019 11:03 UT
Telescope Planewave 24" CDK f/6.5 & Camera FLI PL09000
Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on August 9, 2019 when was passing near star open cluster IC 361, located in Camelopardalis and containing about 60 stars between magnitudes 11 and 18. In this image the external coma appears very faint and with an angular size of only 2 arcminutes, elongated at anti-solar direction (toward west). Visual observations on these date reported the comet with a magnitude arond 11.