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Comet  2020 F3 NEOWISE Composite image, 



    
        

            David Redwine

Comet 2020 F3 NEOWISE Composite image

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Comet  2020 F3 NEOWISE Composite image, 



    
        

            David Redwine

Comet 2020 F3 NEOWISE Composite image

Technical card


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3665665


Resolution: 1280x960

Locations: Bluff Creek Observatory, Coleman, MI, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This Comet is not visible from my observatory so I drove a few miles west to get a better horizon. I had to Comet stack this one file at a time in PixInsight because the comet was so low, and there were no stars to align the early subs. They really need to put a polynomial motion model into Comet align!

In the end a little histogram adjustment of the foreground was all I needed to match this up. The comet is shown larger than life against the foreground, but it works for me.

This was taken from a SLIK photography tripod using my Olympus OMD 5Mk II with the Nikon 105. More than 5 s exposures showed motion, so this is 25X5s exposures at ISO 800.

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