Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893), 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893)
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What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893)

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What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893), 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893)
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What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: 10micron GM1000HPS

Software: Sequence Generator SGPro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PinInsight 1.8


Date: Dec. 7, 2020

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4131100

RA center: 05h21m29s

DEC center: +33°0202

Pixel scale: 1.545 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.815 degrees

Field radius: 1.054 degrees


Resolution: 4080x2732

Data source: Backyard

Description

On the night of December 7 - 8 2020 I grabbed 94 x 90 second and 90 x 120 second exposures with a RASA 11 and a ZWO asi 294mcP camera. Several iterations of star size reduction doesn't seem to help reduce the clutter of the Milky Way stars in Auriga.

Broadband imaging also...

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What a Mess... Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Enters a Field Rich In Stars (Nears IC410, and the Tadpoles NGC 1893), 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett