Observation by Mazin Younis: Splendid Comet Leonard

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Mazin Younis


Mazin Younis


2021 Nov 29 - 05:00


2021 Nov 30 - 23:46


C/2021 A1

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Coma Berenices

Field centre

RA: 13h13m
Dec: +30°38'
Position angle: -13°13'

Field size

1°58' × 1°20'

  • Skywatcher Esprite 100ED
  • ZWO ASI 294MC-Pro

12 subs @ 60s


Tamda Village, Southern Morocco

Target name

C/2021 A1 Leonard


Splendid Comet Leonard

About this image

It's Bortle 3 in Tamda village at the foot of the Atlas mountains in southern Morocco. I was hosted by family I met for the first time who provided everything and allowed me to use their rooftop to setup my telescope.

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David Swan
David Swan, 2021 Dec 01 - 06:30 UTC

Excellent image, Mazin. From what sounds like a fantastic location!

Nick James
Nick James, 2021 Dec 01 - 07:28 UTC

Lovely image. Will you still be there on Friday morning? I'll be looking for an image of the comet and M3 for Sky Notes on Saturday. Also, if you have a camera with a fast telephoto lens it would be worth some exposures in a dark sky to see how long that tail is.

Neil Morrison
Neil Morrison, 2021 Dec 01 - 11:53 UTC

Great  Image  with a number of Galaxies in view as a bonus.  What mount were you able to use   at this  distant  site? 

Mazin Younis
Mazin Younis, 2021 Dec 02 - 03:17 UTC

Hi David, it is indeed, and most villages in Morocco switch off street lights after 9 or 10pm to save energy, what a beautiful idea ;) 

Mazin Younis
Mazin Younis, 2021 Dec 02 - 03:21 UTC

Hi Neil, I have iOptron Cem40 which is relatively portable in flights, though I leave the tripod and weights here with friends to travel lighter. 

Mazin Younis
Mazin Younis, 2021 Dec 02 - 03:25 UTC

Hi Nick, yes I will be here on Friday, though unfortunately don't have with me a fast telephoto, I will image it with the Esprite 100ED 

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