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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS break-up parts


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
13/04/2020 - 21:45
Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
14inch LX200 SCT at f/10
EQ8 mount
OAG with Lodestar X2 Autoguider

In clearer skies than recently I was able to image the comet for more than two hours with only a slight cloud interruption.  The images clearly show at least three main components now including what looks like a competing coma with the new main coma.  The brightness of the background star trails when the brightest star in the field of view was nearly magnitude 10 shows how relatively faint the comet has become.


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