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Observation by Grant Privett: C2020 F3 NEOWISE

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Grant Privett

Observer

Grant Privett

Observed

2020 Jul 30 - 22:30

Uploaded

2020 Jul 30 - 23:52

Objects

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

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Constellation

Canes Venatici

Field centre

RA: 12h38m
Dec: +31°19'
Position angle: +39°31'

Field size

7°02' × 8°16'

Equipment
  • Canon M3
  • Canon 50mm F1.8
  • Tripod
Exposure

4s x100 @3200ISO

Location

Cranborne Chase

Target name

C2020 F3 NEOWISE

Title

C2020 F3 NEOWISE

About this image

Gibbous moons in the sky do mess up the imaging of dim extended objects as all deep sky observer* know. So extracting NEOWISE from the background glow wasn't easy tonight. The ion tail and dust tail are clearly seen but so too is some dim haze. Pushing the contrast extended both tails quite a lot but this is the truer representation. Again, the coma was very green.

The galaxy at the top of the tail is NGC4631.

*You know you are a deep sky observer when you consider Jupiter to be light pollution

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