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Observation by Peter Carson: Comet 2020F3 (NEOWISE)

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Peter Carson

Observer

Peter Carson

Observed

2020 Jul 06 - 00:52

Uploaded

2020 Jul 06 - 18:24

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Constellation

Cetus

Field centre

RA: 02h19m
Dec: -01°59'
Position angle: -90°14'

Field size

0°06' × 0°04'

Equipment
  • 200mm lens f/2.8 working at f/3.5
  • Canon 60Da ISO400
  • Astrotrac
  • 6.4" per pixel
Exposure

Single 3.2 second exposure

Location

Cherry Orchard Country Park Rochford Essex

Target name

Comet 2020F3 (NEOWISE)

Title

Comet 2020F3 (NEOWISE)

About this image

I set up in the local country park as I needed to be able to see down to the distant horizon because this comet was coming over the horizon as dawn was breaking. The comet was just over 2 degrees above the horizon during this expsoure.

The weather played ball, those dark feature at the very bottom of the picture are treetops. The dark areas above the trees are clouds near the horizon.

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