Did you already try to see 46P/Wirtanen? ☄️✨
This comet reached perihelion on December 12th and it will achieve the minimum distance from Earth on December 16th! 🌞🌍
(P.S. perihelion = the minimum distance from the Sun!).
For this reasons, these are the right days to looking for the comet in the night sky!
Do you wanna try? 😉
I’ve some tips for you:
✅ Comet Wirtanen will be visible by the naked eyes only into clear and dark skies.
Do you live in the city like me? Don’t worry and find a binocular. preferably a lightweight one (10x15, is the better type). 🏙
➡️ You can find it near Taurus constellation, and near Pleiades Star Cluster (on December 16). Go to heavens-above.com for a real time map. 🗺
You will definitely need a map to find the exact location!
A note: you won’t be able to see the tail, the comet will appear to you as a “swab” of light. 💫
Do you want to try to take a picture? 📸
You need a reflex camera and you have to use RAW format, a great aperture (f/2.8) and ISO at least 1600/3200.
And the exposure time? You can calculate it like this: divide 500 by the focal length (in millimeters). 📏
Let me know if you will try to see 46P/Wirtanen and…I would be extremely happy to see your photos! 💙
** This illustration was created together with “Nane Brune” (“Brown Dwarfs”, in English), a trio of italian female science communicators. 🇮🇹 If you speak italian, you can follow them on Facebook. You can also download this illustration by visiting this website: nanebrune.it.
You can use it as a calendar, suited for the screen lock of your smartphone! 📲**
[Scorri per la versione in italiano della vignetta 🇮🇹]
Had some fun by making up a draft for a visual identity for @caseyneistat and @368 for the #adobe368 project. Would be absolutely amazing to be take part in this project.
I'm a newly graduated Graphic designer and Illustrator from Norway. Don't know how I'd acquire a work visa in less than a week.... but why not give it a shot!