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Observation by Tim Haymes: Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)

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Tim Haymes

Observer

Tim Haymes

Observed

2020 Jul 06 - 01:20

Uploaded

2020 Jul 06 - 12:43

Objects

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Equipment
  • EOS 70D
  • 105mm F2.8 at F/4 Sigma lens
  • Vixen Polarie
  • 9 x 3sec stack
Exposure

3sec at iso-100

Location

Near Oxford, UK

Target name

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Title

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)

About this image

Best comet for 15+ years i recon, easy object in 10x50 Bs despite low altitude in the NE. Just seen with naked eye in twilight. The coma was still easy at 4am although the tail was all but swamped. Magnitude estimate close to 0, with tail 45' arc.
Observation following the BAA alert.  It was mostly cloud free here for the observation. The image has been stretched to bring out detail in the tail.

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