Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) with Messier 81 and Messier 82, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile
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Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) with Messier 81 and Messier 82

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Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) with Messier 81 and Messier 82, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile
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Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) with Messier 81 and Messier 82

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV
Imaging Cameras
Pentax K3 II
Mounts
Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Accessories
Stellarvue SFFR80T-3SV 0.74 Reducer/Flattener
Software
Phd2 · Photoshop CC 2019 · DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 60280 Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 15, 2020
Frames:
80x120" (2h 40') ISO200
Integration:
2h 40'
Darks:
42
Flats:
42
Bias:
53
Avg. Moon age:
21.22 days
Avg. Moon phase:
59.84%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

RA center: 09h52m23s.12

DEC center: +67°3948.8

Pixel scale: 2.324 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -48.725 degrees

Field radius: 2.325 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 5996x3992

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was just able to squeeze C/2019 Y4 and M81 and M82 onto my APS-C Pentax chip.

I hadn't used DSS to stack both a comet and deep sky/stars before. It seems like the way to get a usable result is to do each separately and then combine in Photoshop.

Video of comet moving over 3 hours here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bja3XxqDO3-SSbr2iSCbzAsVyqvc6ULd

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Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) with Messier 81 and Messier 82, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile

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