Saturday, September 7, 2019

COMET C/2018 W2 AFRICANO Taken by José J. Chambó on September 1, 2019 @ Valencia, Spain

Object/Date: C/2018 W2 (Africano) @ September 1,2019 03:31 UT Description: 2x1 degree panorama with comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) at right showing a diffuse coma with an angular size of 7 arcminutes and a brightness in magnitude 10.5. At left the BFS 31 nebula on ionized hidrogen zone Sh 2-203 barely visible in this image. Acquisition details: Telescope GSO 8" N f/3.8. Camera Atik 383L+. Mosaic 1x2 tiles. Exposure 12 min. 2x(L=3x180 bin2 + RGB=1x60 bin3)). From Hoya Redonda, Valencia (Spain). Processed with PixInsight. Credits: José J. Chambó ( Post and image link: More info at

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