Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020), 



    
        

            Brent Newton
NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020)
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NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020), 



    
        

            Brent Newton
NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020)
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NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i, Baader Modified

Mounts: iOptron Sky Guider Pro

Software: Pixinsight  ·  Photoshop CS6

Accessory: Canon Remote control


Dates:July 25, 2020

Frames:
100x5" (8' 20") ISO800
5x60" (5') ISO800

Integration: 13' 20"

Darks: 100

Flats: 30

Bias: 200

Avg. Moon age: 5.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.43%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3720383

RA center: 10h 52' 1"

DEC center: +44° 31' 1"

Pixel scale: 23.360 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 311.757 degrees

Field radius: 14.038 degrees


Resolution: 3600x2400

Locations: Lake Afton Public Observatory, Goddard, Kansas, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

The start of a fun night at the Lake Afton Public Observatory. The "public" part of LAPO is on hold due to COVID, but this didn;t dissuade about 2 dozen prospective photographers from gathering around the observatory to try and catch the comet. Oddly enough, most of them left my 10:30pm though.

PixInsight:

- Darks, Flats, Bias, Cosmic Calibration

- Subframe Weighing

- Star Align for Comet images

- Image Integration of 60s sky, 5s Foreground

Sky

- Background Neutralization

- Color Calibration

- TGVD, MMt (Ritsa)

- ASH Stretch, HT

Foreground

- DBe, Background Neut

- TGVD, MMt (Rista)

- 50% blend of Masked Stretch, Histogram Stretch

Photoshop CS6:

- Blended Sky, Foreground

- Gradient Reduction

- Noise Reduction

- Curves Contrast

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NEOWISE over the Lake Afton Observatory (25 July 2020), 



    
        

            Brent Newton