Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  16 Aur  ·  17 AR Aur  ·  18 Aur  ·  19 Aur  ·  AE Aur  ·  Flaming Star Nebula  ·  Flaming Star nebula  ·  IC 405  ·  IC405  ·  IC410  ·  NGC 1893  ·  NGC1893  ·  Sh2-229  ·  Sh2-230  ·  Sh2-236  ·  The star 16Aur  ·  The star 19Aur
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C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - The Birthday Comet, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - The Birthday Comet

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C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - The Birthday Comet, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - The Birthday Comet

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Z61II APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro II

Mounts: iOptron CEM25EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50/200 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat61a Flattener

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband Filter Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband Filter

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Dec. 10, 2020

Frames:
Optolong L-Pro 2": 18x120" (36') (gain: 200.00) -8C bin 1x1
Optolong L-Pro 2": 3x180" (9') (gain: 200.00) -8C bin 1x1
Optolong L-Pro 2": 3x300" (15') (gain: 200.00) -8C bin 1x1
Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband Filter Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband Filter: 12x300" (1h) (gain: 200.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4158307

RA center: 5h 18' 16"

DEC center: +33° 59' 28"

Pixel scale: 2.154 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.612 degrees

Field radius: 1.743 degrees


Resolution: 3232x4844

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was able to grab this image of comet Atlas passing between the Flaming Star and Tadpoles on my birthday

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C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - The Birthday Comet, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge