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Observation by Alex Pratt: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 16

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Alex Pratt


Alex Pratt


2020 Jul 16 - 22:45


2020 Jul 17 - 12:00


C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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Field centre

RA: 08h17m
Dec: +48°36'
Position angle: +6°42'

Field size

16° × 10°

  • Canon EOS 500D
  • 18-55mm kit lens - 55mm @ f/5.6
  • ISO 1600
  • DeepSkyStacker

10 x 6s exposures


Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 16


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 16

About this image

From indoors I can now pick up the comet in the NNW as it moves through Lyn on its way to lower UMa. My sky started to clear after 23:00 UT and I was able to take a wide range of exposures before the comet was occulted by the tree to the N.

It's still a fine sight in 10x50 binoculars and longer exposures hint at its broad dust tail.

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