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Macro Video of C/2020 F3 (Neowise) - Video link in Description, 


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Macro Video of C/2020 F3 (Neowise) - Video link in Description

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK24

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803

Mounts: Planewave L600

Focal reducers: None

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS3  ·  CCDWare CCD Inspector  ·  Planewave PWI4  ·  Planewave PWI3  ·  Maxim DL6

Filters: Astrodon 50mm B

Accessory: FLI CFW-5-7  ·  Astrodon Monster MOAG  ·  Hedrick Focuser  ·  Planewave Delta-T  ·  Planewave EFA

Dates:July 23, 2020

Frames:Astrodon 50mm B: 66x60" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 2.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.79%

Mean SQM: 21.50

Mean FWHM: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 3694940

RA center: 10h 50' 13"

DEC center: +43° 6' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.851 degrees

Field radius: 0.376 degrees

Resolution: 4095x4095

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


This is created from 66 x 60s exposures through a Blue filter for maximum contrast. July 23, 2020 from 9:06 PM to 10:17 PM PST.

The comet was tracked with a direct drive Planewave L600 mount at .5 arcsecond per minute drift error for over an hour. There's one minor position "pop" (cause TBD).

All 66 frames were then calibrated and batch processed with Pixinsight Automatic Histogram Transform (through Blink) followed by HDR and LHE.

Video rendered from processed PNGs using Photoshop. 3840 x 2304, H.264 @ 20 fps.

Be sure to select 2160p 4K YouTube playback quality to not miss any detail. (-:

144,000 mph (231,000 km/h). Comet light takes 5 minutes to reach us.

Macro Video of C/2020 F3 (Neowise) – Select 1440p HD YouTube Playback Quality

NOTE: The quality of this video is MUCH higher when viewed from my desktop. The YouTube video codec causes significant motion artifacts so it could play for most folks.



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