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Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
03/11/2020 - 00:33
Object
Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
Luminance/IR cut filter
14inch/356mm f/10 LX200 SCT
OAG with Lodestar X2 Autoguider
EQ8 mount
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This was my first look at this comet, which is now around magnitude 8.5.  It is a low target at the moment, this was captured not that far under Rigel and a combination of moonlight and star glow made it hard to get a clean image.  The comet is also moving relatively fast, the longest I could risk was 60seconds per image.    I couls only pick out the coma in this image.  Let us hope it develops as it gets higher!

Peter

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