British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

BAA Images Peter Carson

Observation by Peter Carson: Comet 2020F3 (NEOWISE)

Uploaded by

Peter Carson


Peter Carson


2020 Jul 06 - 00:52


2020 Jul 06 - 18:24

Planetarium overlay



Field centre

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

Field size

0°06' × 0°04'

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

Single 3.2 second exposure


Cherry Orchard Country Park Rochford Essex

Target name

Comet 2020F3 (NEOWISE)


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.

Files associated with this observation
Like this image
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of work by third parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. By submitting images to this online gallery, you grant the BAA permission to reproduce them in any of our publications.