Comets C 2018 N2 (ASASSN) and P260 (McNaught)  on 8.09.2019

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2019

Comet C 2018 N2 was discovered on July 7th 2018 by All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASASSN) program. Comet 260 P is a periodic comet with a period 6.89 years. It was discovered onAugust 11th 2005 by British-Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught using the Uppsala Southern Schmidt Telescope and was observed at its returns in 2012 and 2019. This image shows both comets on the night of September 2019 at about 01:30 UT, when the visible distance of both nuclei was about 18'.

Image details:


Center of field RA 02:28:13 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +25:32:21 (deg:m:s)
Size 78.7 x 52.4 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 336 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 8.09.2019
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:4x5 min,R:4x5 min, G:4x5 min, B:4x5 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 80 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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