Comet 46P / Wirtanen

Behold the Comet 46P / Wirtanen. At a recurrence of every 5.4 years this comet is common, but its my first comet photo. What a pain learning a whole new technique for image capture and processing. Its only 1.2km across so its also tiny. Not much of a tail either, well at this stage. Taken Dec 08 2018.

This is 1 sub each of RGB at 15 sec (don’t you hate long focal lengths), -20C, 4×4 bin. No bias frames or flat frames, dark removal and a few processing steps only.

46P Wirtanen

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