Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Lepus (Lep)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS
Powered byPixInsight

Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS
Powered byPixInsight

Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS

Technical card

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

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Bisque MYT

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


Date: Oct. 16, 2020

Time: 02:00

Frames: 85

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 6


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3941071

RA center: 04h55m23s.10

DEC center: -24°5906

Pixel scale: 1.546 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.606 degrees

Field radius: 0.926 degrees


Resolution: 3704x2204

Locations: 7700ft June Lake Ca USA, June Lake, Ca, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image of Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS was taken on the morning of Oct 16. The smoke from California's largest wild fire is ever present as I imaged 120second exposures on this fast moving comet.

Comet M3 is .45 A.U. away from earth, perihelion is Oct 25 and the comets orbit has been estimated at 139yrs.

Notice evidence of two faint tails.

Comments

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

Nearby Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett