Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto
Taken by michael j├Ąger on November 11, 2018 @ Turmkogel Austria
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The discovery of a comet by three amateur astronomers is a rare event because of the great neo-search programs. The new comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto is currently 8mag bright in the morning sky and should be brighter in the next few days. His tail was still faint on 11.11.
Image from november 11 UT 4.23 with 10 / 4 My special congratulations to the three discoverers
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Michael where would I find the co-ordinates for the comet? Thank You in advance.
Posted by HDT 2018-11-11 16:08:10
Harlan, the coordinates are already available at https://minorplanetcenter.net
Posted by LandyGyebnar 2018-11-12 08:01:26
C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)

Ephemeris below based on elements from MPEC 2018-VF1.

CK18V010
Date UT R.A. (J2000) Decl. Delta r El. Ph. m1 Sky Motion
h m s /min P.A.
2018 11 13 000000 12 48 15.3 -01 29 55 0.999 0.660 38.7
2018 11 14 000000 12 55 19.0 -01 21 47 0.965 0.641 38.2
2018 11 15 000000 13 03 00.3 -01 13 50 0.931 0.621 37.6
2018 11 16 000000 13 11 23.6 -01 06 14 0.898 0.603 36.9
2018 11 17 000000 13 20 33.5 -00 59 13 0.865 0.584 35.9
2018 11 18 000000 13 30 34.8 -00 53 03 0.834 0.566 34.9
2018 11 19 000000 13 41 32.2 -00 48 04 0.805 0.548 33.6
2018 11 20 000000 13 53 30.2 -00 44 40 0.777 0.530 32.2
2018 11 21 000000 14 06 32.2 -00 43 23 0.751 0.513 30.6
2018 11 22 000000 14 20 40.5 -00 44 43 0.728 0.496 28.9

Posted by jeanc567 2018-11-12 00:09:35
Posted by jeanc567 2018-11-12 13:52:09
Congrats! Its a beauty
Posted by aimzzz 2018-11-13 07:39:37
49 thumbs up
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