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Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 18

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Observer
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
18/07/2020 - 22:32
Object
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 2020 Jul 18
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Equipment
Canon EOS 500D
Tamron 70-300mm lens - 70mm @ f/4
ISO 1600
DeepSkyStacker
Exposure
6 x 5s exposures
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The clouds started to break up at 11pm BST and the comet had attained sufficient elevation that I could take my first outdoor pictures of it, albeit from the bottom of my garden facing a gap between houses.

The sky was still quite light when I took this set at 22:32 UT showing the comet near mag 3 iota UMa - nice views in 10x50 binoculars. The cloud cover increased so this was my best view of the night.

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