Comet 46P Wirtanen

Comet Wirtanen visible now!

December 6, 2018 CometWatch Admin 1

Long awaited naked eye comet 46P/Wirtanen has finally reached a respectable altitude and brightness. At the time of writing the comet resides in the constellation of Eridanus at a magnitude of 4.5 (approx.) with a short tail approximately 8 arcmins in length and elongated coma.

Bright Comets of 2019

Bright Comets of 2019

December 4, 2018 CometWatch Admin 0

Comet 46P/Wirtanen 2019 starts off with a pleasing visitor from 2018, namely comet 46P/Wirtanen which reached perihelion, closest approach (and naked eye visibility) in December. […]