Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) & Globulars  M53 +NGC 5053, 


            PJ Mahany
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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) & Globulars M53 +NGC 5053

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268c

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope Miniguider 50mm

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Software: StarTools  ·  TheSkyX Pro  ·  SkyTools  ·  SharpCap 3.1 Sharp Cap  ·  PixInsight1.8  ·  PHD Guiding 2 PHD 2 Guiding

Date: Aug. 6, 2020

Time: 21:49

Frames: 32

Focal length: 620

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 6

Astrometry.net job: 3735938

RA center: 13h 16' 31"

DEC center: +17° 43' 45"

Pixel scale: 3.531 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.381 degrees

Field radius: 1.274 degrees

Resolution: 2165x1435

Data source: Backyard


A short dark period where the moon was out of the sky, and a bonus!

QHY268c Gain=30, [email protected] ex, Pedestal =11 & Temp = -10c



  • C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) & Globulars  M53 +NGC 5053, 


            PJ Mahany
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    C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) & Globulars  M53 +NGC 5053, 


            PJ Mahany

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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) & Globulars  M53 +NGC 5053, 


            PJ Mahany