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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS surprises again


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
08/05/2020 - 23:25
Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
14inch LX200 SCT at f/10
EQ8 mount
OAG with Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Comet 2019 Y4 had faded to the point when I was struggling to pick it out in the background against both moonlight and astronomical twilight to the North West.  However the remaining condensation leapt into life and is now a whole magnitude brighter than the previous night.  This was a very short stack of 16 x 60seconds images, as by the time it was dark enouh to pick it out the comet was low enough to be obstructed by my own observatory wall!


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