Comet ASSASSN 2018 N2
On September 9th, 2019 Comets
260P/McNaught and C/2018 N2 ASSASSN were separated in our line of sight in the sky
by less than 2 degrees at about 27 degrees above the eastern
horizon at local midnight.
Comet 260P/McNaught shines at 13.9 magnitude and is 0.6 AU from us and 1.4 AU from the Sun
... while ...
C/2018 N2 ASSASSN shines at 13.0 magnitude and is 2.5 AU from us and 3.2 AU from the Sun.
I shot the pair with my Astro Tech AT8IN Imaging Newtonian & my Canon 60Da. I shot 80 x 30 second exposures at 3200 ISO.
I got errible vignetting from the nearby Moon. But I did get to see both comets in one field of view!!!!! Fantastic!!!
was the very first in over 40 years of observing comets, and probably
the last time, I was ever afforded the opportunity to see two comets in
the same field of view.
Here's the image cleaned up a bit...