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Observation by Richard Miles: Planetary-type images of Comet NEOWISE

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Richard Miles

Observer

Richard Miles

Observed

2020 Jul 21 - 22:00

Uploaded

2020 Jul 22 - 22:06

Objects

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h55m
Dec: +07°25'
Position angle: -0°43'

Field size

0°19' × 0°11'

Equipment
  • 0.35-m f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Starlight Xpress SXV H694 camera
  • B filter and SDSS-i filter
Location

Golden Hill Obs. (J77)

Target name

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Title

Planetary-type images of Comet NEOWISE

About this image

Imaged when the comet was almost at its closest to the Earth. The 60"x60" region shown is not much larger than the apparent diameter of Jupiter. At the time they were taken, the comet's tail stretched almost 40°, i.e. ~5000x further than the radius shown here. 

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