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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) is the next comet relatively bright which could reach visual magnitude near 8.5 this September. In this image taken on July 7, 2019 has a brightness in magnitude 12 approximately, and a greenish coma with an angular size of 1.5' and a strong condensation.

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Data and image at better quality:
http://cometografia.es/2018w2-africano-20190707/

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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) on July 9th 2019, showing a coma with 3' of angular size. This comet seems having more activity since some days ago and could be observable with binoculars on September.

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Data and image at better quality:
http://cometografia.es/2018w2-africano-20190709/

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Nicely captured Jose, let's hope it puts on a show.

Dave

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19 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Nicely captured Jose, let's hope it puts on a show.

Dave

A comet with binoculars could be a luxury nowadays.
Thanks Dave.

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Very nice, Thanks for sharing these!

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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on August 9, 2019 when was passing near star open cluster IC 361, located in Camelopardalis and containing about 60 stars between magnitudes 11 and 18. In this image the external coma appears very faint and with an angular size of only 2 arcminutes, elongated at anti-solar direction (toward west). Visual observations on these date reported the comet with a magnitude arond 11.

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Data and image at better quality:
https://cometografia.es/2018w2-africano-20190809/

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Well done Jose, I managed to get my first pic of it in the early hours of the 8/8/19  with my ODK 12. 300s unguided @ iso1600 but it is very very faint indeed and not a lot to see at the moment. Will be keeping an eye on it though and taking more pics .

                                                                                                                                    

Bob.

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9 hours ago, bob-c said:

Well done Jose, I managed to get my first pic of it in the early hours of the 8/8/19  with my ODK 12. 300s unguided @ iso1600 but it is very very faint indeed and not a lot to see at the moment. Will be keeping an eye on it though and taking more pics .

                                                                                                                                  

Bob.

This comet has a low condensation and is hard to observe. Next month will be more bright and I think a bit more easy.

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On 12/08/2019 at 13:05, PepeChambo said:

Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) imaged on August 9, 2019 when was passing near star open cluster IC 361, located in Camelopardalis and containing about 60 stars between magnitudes 11 and 18. In this image the external coma appears very faint and with an angular size of only 2 arcminutes, elongated at anti-solar direction (toward west). Visual observations on these date reported the comet with a magnitude arond 11.


2018W2_20190809_medium.jpg

Data and image at better quality:
https://cometografia.es/2018w2-africano-20190809/

It's getting to a reasonable height here now so will try for it when the Moon goes away and it stops raining.

Dave

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Thanks for sharing your image Jose. Will try to spot it when the moon fades.

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15 hours ago, bob-c said:

Well done Jose, I managed to get my first pic of it in the early hours of the 8/8/19  with my ODK 12. 300s unguided @ iso1600 but it is very very faint indeed and not a lot to see at the moment. Will be keeping an eye on it though and taking more pics .

                                                                                                                                    

Bob.

Hi Bob, we also have C/2017 T2 PanSTARRS creeping ever higher up the sky during September / October.

Dave

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6 hours ago, Davey-T said:

Hi Bob, we also have C/2017 T2 PanSTARRS creeping ever higher up the sky during September / October.

Dave

Hi Dave, thanks for the heads up, it looks as though we might have some comet imaging to do.

Bob.

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Nice images. I do find these green comets fascinating.

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