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.