Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) Coma Gif

February 16, 2019 - Comment

Photographer Mike Olason E-mail moicylander@centurylink.internet Location of photograph Denver, Colorado Date/Time of photograph 2 February 2019, 1043-1100UT Tools 11″ SCT f/6.four and STF-8300M CCD Digicam Description This gif of Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) exhibits the comet’s coma. The comet has a slim 5′ tail under and to the proper of the coma. The gif covers


Photographer

Mike Olason

E-mail

moicylander@centurylink.internet

Location of photograph

Denver, Colorado

Date/Time of photograph

2 February 2019, 1043-1100UT

Tools

11″ SCT f/6.four and STF-8300M CCD Digicam

Description

This gif of Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) exhibits the comet’s coma. The comet has a slim 5′ tail under and to the proper of the coma. The gif covers 17 minutes within the lifetime of Comet Iwamoto and consists of three photos every 60 seconds lengthy with 7 minute intervals between every picture. The Gif area of view is about half diploma by 1/three diploma. The comet moved zero.03 levels throughout Earth’s sky in these 17 minutes. The comet was about magnitude eight and was 47 million miles from Earth. Comet Iwamoto reaches perihelion in it is 934 12 months orbit on February 6 when will probably be 119 million miles from the Solar. On February 12 Comet Iwamoto makes it is shut strategy to Earth when will probably be 28 million miles from Earth transferring at zero.three levels per hour throughout Earth’s sky and will attain magnitude 7.

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Astronomy Footage: Sky & Telescope’s On-line Gallery, Meteor, Comet & Asteroid Footage

Mike Olason

About Mike Olason

I began imaging comets in 1994 with an ST-5 CCD Digicam and an 11″ SC Telescope. Since then the CCD cameras have modified (ST-7, ST-402ME and STF-8300M), however I’m nonetheless utilizing the 11″ SC Telescope. Naturally I’ve used a variety of smaller telescopes to acquire bigger fields of view. I stay south of Denver at an elevation of 6150 ft which permits me to picture comets all the way down to nearly magnitude 21 on an ideal evening. Sadly ChemTrails have turned Denver cloudy and dry. I exploit the digicam software program CCDOps to course of my photos. All I do to every picture is darkish subtraction and flat area, stack photos as required to point out faint comets, distinction/shiny regulate the ultimate picture and possibly use a median filter to cut back the picture noise. The result’s a picture that displays actuality and can by no means win any image of the day award. If you need to make use of my photos for a undertaking or ask a query ship me an e mail to “moicylander@centurylink.internet”.



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