Thursday, December 06, 2018
My First View of Comet 46P Wirtanen (6 December 2018)
|My sketch of 46P tonight at 10:57 pm ACDST from suburban Adelaide. Made with 10x50 binoculars||Simulation of 10x50 binoculars view of the smae field at the same time in Stellarium.|
I finally got to see 46P tonight (after cloud, rain and a range of other issues). Took a while to sort out the star hopping to Azha (eta (η) Eridani, but once that was done comet 46P was readily see as a large fuzzy patch. The sketch is a bit wobbly from trying to juggle sketch pad, binoculars and red light torch, but not too bad after a long break fro sketching.
Hopefully the weather will stay clear and I can get some camera images as well.