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Comet NEOWISE C 2020, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum

Comet NEOWISE C 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Comet NEOWISE C 2020, 



    
        

            Michael Feigenbaum

Comet NEOWISE C 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Acquisition details

Date: July 20, 2020

Frames: 14

Focal length: 540

Resolution: 5496x3756

File size: 26.0 MB

Locations: Papago Butte, near Maricopa, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Well, everyone is doing it, I might as well do it too!

I have had a lot of bad luck trying to get an image of this comet. Clouds one day, forgot about an Ha filter in my filter slider another day, etc...

But tonight I got a brief break in the clouds that allowed me to get 14 10s frames. I had intended to do an HDR image with this by making 20 frames at 5s, 20 at 10s and 20 at 20s and see what would happen. All those except the 14 10s frames were unusable because of the clouds.

I stacked those 14 frames with 20 flats, 20 darks and 20 flat darks. I was surprised by what I was able to get out of that little bit of integration. I would have liked to have done maybe 100 frames of each. Maybe I will try again if the opportunity comes along.

CS and be well and of course, any comment and/or criticism welcome.

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