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

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Nick James

Observer

Nick James

Observed

2021 Dec 07 - 04:28

Uploaded

2021 Dec 07 - 06:01

Objects

C/2021 A1

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Constellation

Bootes

Field centre

RA: 14h39m
Dec: +22°12'
Position angle: +2°57'

Field size

2°21' × 1°42'

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

25x60s

Location

Chelmsford, UK

Target name

C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

Title

C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

About this image

My first clear morning for a few days. C/2021 A1 continues to brighten (I get mag 5.9 this morning) but it is moving rapidly south now. I got up at 3:45 which was just as well since the clear sky turned very misty around 4:45am. This image shows about 1.5 degrees of tail but it goes out of the field. I did look in 10x50 binoculars but the comet was very disappointing from here. I could pick it up but I had to use a lot of imagination to see any tail. 

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