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Observation by Alex Pratt: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 18

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Alex Pratt


Alex Pratt


2020 Jul 18 - 21:32


2020 Jul 19 - 10:39


C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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Ursa Major

Field centre

RA: 08h55m
Dec: +48°41'
Position angle: +26°52'

Field size

7°24' × 10°10'

  • Canon EOS 500D
  • Tamron 70-300mm lens - 70mm @ f/4
  • ISO 1600
  • DeepSkyStacker

6 x 5s exposures


Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 18


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 18

About this image

The clouds started to break up at 11pm BST and the comet had attained sufficient elevation that I could take my first outdoor pictures of it, albeit from the bottom of my garden facing a gap between houses.

The sky was still quite light when I took this set at 22:32 UT showing the comet near mag 3 iota UMa - nice views in 10x50 binoculars. The cloud cover increased so this was my best view of the night.

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