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 Post subject: Comet 46P/Wirtanen
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:08 pm 
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This is the comet which could be a naked-eye object in our skies over Christmas.
At the moment it's high in the southern skies, so I've just used a brand-new iTelescope in New South Wales to get myself an image:
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The telescope itself is a Celestron C11 operating at f/2.2 - presumably using some kind of HyperStar attachment to run it as a Schmidt-camera? I've always wanted to try one of these.
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 Post subject: Re: iTelescope T68
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:23 pm 
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rwilkinson wrote:
The telescope itself is a Celestron C11 operating at f/2.2 - presumably using some kind of HyperStar attachment

It's actually an 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph!:
https://www.celestron.com/products/11-in-rowe-ackermann-schmidt-astrograph


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