C/2018 W2 (Africano) 2019-Sep-21 Chris Schur

This 8.5 magnitude comet is in the constellation of Andromeda, near the star Alpharatz. A short fan tail is seen with a stellar nucleus and a overall teal coloration. This is a 62 minute integration time on this extended object, which was tough to spot in the binoculars!

Lens: 8" f/4 Orion Astrograph Newtonian
Platform: Home made GEM
Exposure: 50 mins
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 4/10
Outside Temperature: 52F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

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