Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS, 



    
        

            Victor Van Puyenbroeck
Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS
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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f/4 Newton

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f/4 Newton

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: TS-Optics Coma Corrector GPU

Software: PHD2  ·  PixInsight  ·  EQASCOM  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Accessory: ZWO Off Axis Guider  ·  ZWO EFW 8x31mm


Dates:March 31, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 30x60" (gain: 74.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 30x60" (gain: 74.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 30x60" (gain: 74.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 6.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3390385

RA center: 7h 55' 45"

DEC center: +68° 31' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.977 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.401 degrees

Field radius: 0.424 degrees


Resolution: 2000x2400

Locations: Backyard, Herent, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

First time I tried to catch a comet.

C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is rapidly getting brighter and expected to be visible with the naked eye on May 29, as it reaches its closest approach to the sun.

This composite image represents the comet's position on 31 Mar 2020, 21h40 UT.

Processed with the CometAlignment module in PixInsight.

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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS, 



    
        

            Victor Van Puyenbroeck