Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1857
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Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Dates:Dec. 16, 2020

Frames: 4x120"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.48%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4184366

RA center: 5h 17' 1"

DEC center: +39° 0' 3"

Pixel scale: 4.291 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.354 degrees

Field radius: 0.896 degrees

Resolution: 1200x906

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Backyard


C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) @ 2020 December 16, 20:56 UT

Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) imaged on December 16, 2020 as it passed over the Milky Way in the constellation Auriga, with the open cluster NGC 1857 at the top left and below it the reddish trail of the emission nebula LBN 781. The comet is wrapped in a faint green coma and has a short tail of dust.

José J. Chambó (www.cometografia.es)

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Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS, 


            José J. Chambó