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Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

 

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Scope: Sigma 150 mm DSLR lens @f/3.2 Location: DAA Observatory, Shelter Valley, CA;  19 July 2020 (04:14UTC);  Camera: Canon 350D

Exposure: 16x 30sec at ISO 400 

Processing: Multiple images were captured in Raw format. Images were manually registered. Stars were trailed in the RAW images and trails were compressed.  The 16 frame integration and histogram stretching was done in PixInsight. Noise reduction was applied to the background. 

 

Comet NEOWISE was discovered early 2020. It will not return to the vicinity of Earth's orbit for 7,158 years. At the time of this image, the comet's Equatorial location (J2000) was:

 RA: 9h 05m 37s   Dec: +4804'42"

 

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