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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight



    A great catch for first light in your Astrolux!
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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight

    Nice catch JG! Can't wait to give it a shot. Is the comet brightening or fading?
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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Nice catch JG! Can't wait to give it a shot. Is the comet brightening or fading?
    Thank you Andrey!

    My only information is from Comet Chasing, saying:
    C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) will reach perihelion in early February. In the second week of February it will pass within 0.3 AU of the earth, when it is currently predicted to reach maximum brightness of magnitude 7.3.

    So, the comet might be close to its maximum visible brightness right now.

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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Thank you Andrey!

    My only information is from Comet Chasing, saying:
    C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) will reach perihelion in early February. In the second week of February it will pass within 0.3 AU of the earth, when it is currently predicted to reach maximum brightness of magnitude 7.3.

    So, the comet might be close to its maximum visible brightness right now.

    Best,

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    Thanks JG. I better catch it soon then. The weather is not cooperating though.
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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Thanks JG. I better catch it soon then. The weather is not cooperating though.
    Happy hunting,
    it's a nice and fast moving cotton ball,

    JG
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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight

    thats great, i was able to observe it with my binos yesterday as well. my second visual comet ever after Wirtanen in last year.


    i was able to capture some photos of it and i think the comet has two tails now. can anyone confirm?
    i have some 200 20sec exposures to process. lets see how it goes.

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    this is not my image but this is close to what i see on my images
    https://www.astrobin.com/390587/
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    Default Re: C 2018 Y1 Iwamoto through the binoculars tonight

    Hello Geeth,

    I like very much your capture of the Iwamoto, it reveals how fast the comet is moving.
    Thank you also for sharing your binocular observation,

    JG
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