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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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About this observation
Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
07/07/2020 - 01:25
Object
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
Canon EOS550D, 200mm, f/2.8 Lens
Exposure
4x5.2s
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To get a good NE horizon I cycled to a large field around 10 minutes away with all my gear in a rucksack. I had a Canon EOS550D with my trusty 200mm f/2.8L lens and a Star Adventurer drive on a small tripod. This is a stack of four 5.2s frames which have been dark subtracted and contrast stretched. The comet was a fabulous sight in 8x40 binoculars. A timelapse of all the frames taken on that morning is here.

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