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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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About this observation
Observer
Alan C Tough
Time of observation
12/07/2020 - 00:52
Object
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) + (faint) NLC
Observing location
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mk III DSLR
Sigma EX DG 150 mm f/2.8 lens
Manfrotto Tripod
Minox 8x44 binoculars
Exposure
2 seconds @ f/4, ISO-800
Tags

Thanks to some sizable holes in the nightly tropospheric cloud blanket, I was able to observe this spectacular comet for 25 minutes: my first, and so far only, sighting. Also visible were some random bands of Noctilucent Cloud. At around 2:30 a.m (BST), the ISS passed by a beautiful pairing of the waning gibbous Moon and Mars. Quite a night!

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