Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Flagstaff, Arizona July 18, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile
Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Flagstaff, Arizona July 18
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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Flagstaff, Arizona July 18

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Asahi opt. SMC Pentax 1:4/200mm

Imaging cameras: Pentax K3 II

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Software: Photoshop CC 2019  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker


Dates:July 18, 2020

Frames: 46x59" ISO400

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~52

Avg. Moon age: 27.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.72%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3693963

RA center: 9h 6' 59"

DEC center: +50° 32' 31"

Pixel scale: 4.044 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 335.363 degrees

Field radius: 3.999 degrees


Resolution: 3990x5897

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally figured out the "trick" for comet stacking, which is no miracle by any means, but gets the stars trails out of the comet tail enough to process.

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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Flagstaff, Arizona July 18, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile