Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquila (Aql)
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Comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS
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Comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Planewave 20 CDK
Imaging Cameras
FLI PL-09000
Software
PixInsight 1.8

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 27, 2021
Frames:
1x180" (3')
Integration:
3'
Avg. Moon age:
13.31 days
Avg. Moon phase:
97.61%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4368204

RA center: 20h01m20s.9

DEC center: -03°4528

Pixel scale: 2.379 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.593 degrees

Field radius: 0.598 degrees

Resolution: 1280x1280

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

Object/Date:

C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) @ 2021 March 27, 19:01 UT

Description:

Comet C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) on March 27, 2021, my first image of this comet after eleven failed attempts due to the storms hit Australia in March. Currently at magnitude 9 it could reach magnitude 8 by the end of April. The image shows a gasy coma of 6 arcminutes in angular size (275,000 km) with an intense green color indicating a C2 strong emission, with a sharp central condensation and an ionic tail of 5 arcminutes. The field is about 1 square degree centered in the south of the constellation Aquila.

Data and link to image:

https://cometografia.es/2020r4-atlas-20210327/

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Comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó