Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto on 28.02.2019

  Size: 1800 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2019

Comet Iwamoto was discovered late last year and orbits the Sun in a long ellipse. It last visited the inner Solar System during the Middle Ages, around the year 648. The comet reached its closest point to the Sun - between Earth and Mars on February 6, and its closest point to Earth on February 13. This image shows the comet on the night of 28th February 2019, when the comet was between the nebula IC 417 and open clusters Messier 38 and NGC 1907 (see mouseover). The text is adapted from APOD.

Image details:


Center of field RA 05:28:35 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +35:05:28 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.96 x 1.31 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 66.2 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: 28.02.2019
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:3x5 min,R:3x5 min, G:3x5 min, B:3x5 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 60 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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