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Observation by Nick Quinn: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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Observer

Nick Quinn

Observed

2020 Jul 17 - 21:48

Uploaded

2020 Jul 18 - 22:29

Objects

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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Constellation

Lynx

Field centre

RA: 08h33m
Dec: +56°51'
Position angle: +19°18'

Field size

16° × 23°

Equipment
  • Canon 70D
  • Canon EF-50mm f/1.8 II
  • Astrotrac
Exposure

20 x 30secs, f/2.5, ISO 800

Location

Steyning, West Sussex, UK

Target name

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Title

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

About this image

Cirrus cloud slow to disperse at sunset, not reasonably clear until comet lower to the horizon. Some light pollution from Horsham and Guildford. Processed in Astro Pixel Processor which deals well with calibration frames, colour balance and light pollution removal but doesn't support aligning frames on comet. Hence have sacrificed some cometary detail  by aligning on stars but still shows synchronic bands in the dust tail. FOV is ~ 22 x 16 degrees. 

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