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Ion Tail of Comet C2020 F3 NEOWISE


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About this observation
Simon Dawes
Time of observation
11/07/2020 - 01:00
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Observing location
Reculver Towers, England
Samyang 135mm f2
iOptron star tracker
Canon 600D (Full Spectrum Mod)
CLS CCD filter
771 s in 5s subs

Image of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) taken from a windy Reculver on the Kent Coast. I was really amazed at this comet, very bright. I could see a 2 degree tail with averted vision and was happy that the ion tail became visible in the stack.

Don't look too close the image is a bit noisy to bring out the ion tail and the stars are horrible - probably due t the wind and very low altitude  - I thin the comet was 4 degrees above the horizon!

A couple of time lapse images as well.

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