Comet 2018 N2 (ASASSN)

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Comet 2018 N2 (ASASSN)

Post by rwilkinson » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:33 am

Last night I took advantage of a short spell of clear sky between all the rain-clouds.
After its conjunction with 260P last month, 2018 N2 has moved in the constellation of Triangulum, so I had to wait until after 9:30 before it cleared the tree-line. By this time some clouds were coming over, but thankfully they stayed mainly to the West, so I only lost nine of the 70 1-minute exposures I took (hence the gap in the star-trails).
And I had my dew-heater turned up to full power to combat the condensation!
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Comet 2018 N2 on 29-Sep. 61x 60-sec with Mx716 on C8 at f/3.5
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Re: Comet 2018 N2 (ASASSN)

Post by rwilkinson » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:21 am

Now it's tracking through Andromeda, and last night was very close to Mirach:
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C/2018 N2 on 21 Oct. 50x 60-sec with Mx716 on C8 at f/3.5.
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