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

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60280 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFR80T-3SV 0.74 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Phd2  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker


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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