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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
04/04/2020 - 23:20
Object
Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera + Atik 460EX mono CCD
14inch LX200 SCT at f/10 and 130mm triplet APO
EQ8 mount and EQ6 mount
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This was a two-hour imaging session on the comet using two telescopes simultaneously.  The 130mm triplet APO with a colour CMOS camera and my 14inch SCT at its ntaive f/10 with my mono CCD. The triplet is guided 120second frames and the 14inch unguided 45 second images with a mono CCD.  Despite the moonlight the early part of the straight Ion tail can be seen.

Peter

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