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Reports from Geisei Observatory <September 16, 2019>

The photographic image of C/2018 W2 (Africano)

    This comet is shining in the northern sky after midnight. As its motion is relatively fast, a four-minute tracking produces the trailing stars in the background creating a beautiful cometary image. Even smallish telescopes can capture this 12th-magnitude comet. At present, it is seen near Perseus.

C/2018 W2 (Africano)

A 4-minute exposure at 3.29 on September 12, 2019.
70cm f/5 reflector with Nikon D700 at ISO 2000
Photographed by Tsutomu Seki

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