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Comet Neowise C/2020 F3 and NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy

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Comet Neowise C/2020 F3 and NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy

Revision title: Comet Neowise C/2020 F3 and NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky Watcher 200/800 F4 Quatro 8" f4
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS R
Filters
Optolong L-Pro
Accessories
LRTimelapse.com Pro Timer 2.5
Software
DeepSky Stacker V4.2.2 · Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 · Siril v0.99-1.0
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50/162mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ASI ZWO 120MM Mini ZWO ASI 120MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 1, 2020
Frames:
Optolong L-Pro: 116x45" (1h 27') ISO1600
Integration:
1h 27'
Darks:
40
Flats:
40
Bias:
40
Avg. Moon age:
12.61 days
Avg. Moon phase:
94.85%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 12h37m58s.341

DEC center: +26°0442.91

Pixel scale: 0.935 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -18.391 degrees

Field radius: 1.304 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 8500x5361

Data source: Traveller

Description

When I finished the last work NGC 4565,  I remembered that Maurizio took a special combo...so here it is. He was lucky enough to catch the comet crossing Coma Berenice on August 1st 2020  in front almost the Needle Galaxy. With this session and other acquired some days after ended his Neowise chasing journey (July 8th to August 8th, 2020) with this special intergalactic guest.

This was also my first experience in processing Comet data...it was a bit hard  and took me a long time and I did not get satisfied with the final image as it ended very dark  (1) (2).  Doing this  review, I decided to give it a try on the work done in February of this year.

In the final version I think it can be appreciated the entire Neowise Comet better.  The short data does not let me get a Needle galaxy defined but at least can be noted more.

Just a curiosity there are 3 nice galaxies that are blur in our image in the tail-bottom comet, the NGC 4613, NGC 4615 and NGC 4614.


Process Feb. 25, 2021
Reworked Dec. 2021


(1) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvF7k8jXEAA6ps5?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 
(2) https://twitter.com/AstroOtus/status/1364948410978164740

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We have several sessions of the Neowise since the beginning of its appearance, panoramic and astro images not yet worked as of Atlas and PanSTARRS 2020 comets.  Hope to get back on them at some point.

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Title: Neowise

Description: Part 1 process Feb. 2020

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