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Broken comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
15/05/2020 - 21:33
Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
130mm f/7 triplet APO
Riccardi 0.75 reducer
EQ6 Mount
Autoguided off-axis with ZWO ASI120MM

This fading and breaking comet is now very low from my location and in evening twilight until nearly lost to my view.  I've been imaging it with my 14inch SCT when it was higher but that is no longer an option so I set up my 130mm APO separately but that meant I had to turn up the gain, hence the very grainy result but I was able to locate the comet and note that it appears now to have three separate main groups.


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