Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Crater (Crt)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus
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A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus

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A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus
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A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 11"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Bisque MYT

Software: Sequence Generator SGPro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PinInsight 1.8


Date: Nov. 12, 2020

Time: 05:00

Focal length: 620

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 7


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4004810

RA center: 11h47m54s

DEC center: -15°2906

Pixel scale: 1.547 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.172 degrees

Field radius: 1.013 degrees


Resolution: 3916x2624

Locations: 7700ft June Lake Ca USA, June Lake, Ca, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

After grabbing Comets 156P Russell-LINEAR, 398P Boattini and Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS I used the last hour of imaging before morning twilight to take 47 x 60 second images of Comet Erasmus.

This one is getting more and more difficult as it races to the other side of the sun, inside the orbit of Mercury with a December 12 Perihelion date.

Will it become spectacular? Most likely not since it will be playing hide and seek with the sun, hiding until all of its potential glory has been spent.

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A Morning Autumn Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus, 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett