Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain, 



    
        

            Alex Roberts
Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain
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Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain

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Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain, 



    
        

            Alex Roberts
Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain
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Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Samyang 135mm f/2
Imaging Cameras
Pentax K-1 Mark II
Mounts
SkyWatcher Star Adventuer
Software
Photoshop · DeepSkyStacker · Lightroom

Acquisition details

Date: Dec. 19, 2021

Time: 18:30

Frames: 14

Focal length: 135

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 4


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5332594

RA center: 20h17m06s.0

DEC center: -29°0509

Pixel scale: 5.549 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 317.576 degrees

Field radius: 6.250 degrees

Resolution: 6957x4167

Locations: Williamson AZ Home, Prescott, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I managed to capture Comet Leonard as is sank low in the Southwest after sundown from my backyard in Prescott Arizona.  Despite the blazing full moon rising in the east and short exposures, the comet's tail is apparent.  It should be more so in the coming days with a later moonrise providing a window of darkness.  This was my last chance though to capture this interstellar visitor. It will be cloudy here for at least the next 10 days. 

Camera: Pentax K1 Mark II
Lens: Samyang 135mm f 2 at f 4
ISO: 1600
Frames: 14 X 8"

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Comet Leonard Setting Near Granite Mountain, 



    
        

            Alex Roberts