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Observation by Nick James: C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

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Nick James

Observer

Nick James

Observed

2021 Dec 02 - 03:59

Uploaded

2021 Dec 02 - 10:26

Objects

C/2021 A1

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Constellation

Canes Venatici

Field centre

RA: 13h29m
Dec: +29°29'
Position angle: -4°44'

Field size

2°22' × 1°48'

Equipment
  • 90mm f/5 refr. + ASI294
Exposure

30x60s

Location

Chelmsford, UK

Target name

C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

Title

C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

About this image

A frustrating morning with lots of cloud around and only a few clear gaps. The blustery wind didn't help either. I got this set when  the comet was still quite low but the sky was transparent. I get a total magnitude of 6.9 now and a coma diameter of almost 16 arcmin. The tail is visible for around 1.5 deg from here but is much longer from darker sites. We are in the moon free period now so observe this comet at every opportunity!

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