The reference Astrónomos aficionados Hemisferio Mr Foundation, Denis Martínez, this morning published the first pictures taken by the Astronomy Observatory & # 39; Tharsis of Comet 46P Wirtanen awaited. Were taken today at 1: 10 am.
It is a small star to take 5.4 years to conduct its orbit around the Sun and was discovered in the 17 & # 39; January 1948 by the American astronomer Carl Alvar Wirtaten. They hope that by December 17, 2018 they will come to Earth in & # 39; distance & # 39; 7 million kilometers, or 30 times the distance to the Moon.
By & # 39; social networks, Martinez commented that "the increase in brightness is expected during the first days & # 39; December" and, if so, "you & # 39; seen with the naked eye and through & # 39; telescopes ".
In turn, detailed that "light pollution can & # 39; it seems only a simple spread place" and, for this reason, is "thinking going in & # 39; site & # 39; heaven good to make a better record of comet ".
Astronomy Observatory & # 39; Tharsis
The Observatory was inaugurated at the end of & # 39; September 2018 on the basis of the Meteorological Station. The works are conducted by Denis Martínez, reference Astrónomos aficionados Hemisferio Mr Foundation, and the person in charge of the station, Rodolfo Merlino.
At the end of the month will open the local astronomical observatory
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