British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

BAA Images Terry Evans

Observation by Terry Evans: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Uploaded by

Terry Evans

Observer

Terry Evans

Observed

2020 Jul 10 - 22:15

Uploaded

2020 Jul 11 - 10:03

Objects

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Planetarium overlay









Constellation

Auriga

Field centre

RA: 06h31m
Dec: +41°01'
Position angle: +1°15'

Field size

13° × 10°

Equipment
  • Canon 60Da
  • Zoom lens at 55mm
Exposure

6s ISO6400 f5.6

Location

Withyman's Pool, top of the Quantocks

Target name

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Title

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

About this image

A wide angle view of comet NEOWISE over the wonder that is Barry Island ;-) and the Wenvoe transmitter behind, The tail extended out of the field of my 10*50 binoculars (about 5 degrees).  The total length of the tail is probably about the same as between Beta Aur and Capella (about 7 degrees).  The tail was easily visible naked eye by this time (after midnight BST) despite the low light pollution.

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.