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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)


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About this observation
Nick Quinn
Time of observation
17/07/2020 - 22:48
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Observing location
Steyning, West Sussex, UK
Canon 70D
Canon EF-50mm f/1.8 II
20 x 30secs, f/2.5, ISO 800
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Cirrus cloud slow to disperse at sunset, not reasonably clear until comet lower to the horizon. Some light pollution from Horsham and Guildford. Processed in Astro Pixel Processor which deals well with calibration frames, colour balance and light pollution removal but doesn't support aligning frames on comet. Hence have sacrificed some cometary detail  by aligning on stars but still shows synchronic bands in the dust tail. FOV is ~ 22 x 16 degrees. 


nickjames's picture

Nick - That is a really nice wide-field image very well processed. The striae in the dust tail show up very well. The shape of the dust tail for this comet is an excellent example of the dynamics of dust motion following release from the nucleus. 

nickquinn's picture

Thanks, Nick!

Robert Marshall's picture

Nice image Nick!! Well done :)

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