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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  1 Cet
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C/2020 F8 Swan and faint Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte irregular galaxy, 


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C/2020 F8 Swan and faint Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte irregular galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 FCD 100 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC PRO ASI294MC PRO

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO

Focal reducers: Starfield 0.8x Focal Reducer

Software: Photoshop CC 2019  ·  PixInsight

Filters: ZWO UV IR Cut 2"

Accessory: ZWO ASIAIR Pro  ·  ZWO EAF Electronic Focuser

Dates:May 2, 2020

Frames: 13x30"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.21% job: 3478220

RA center: 0h 0' 45"

DEC center: -15° 48' 59"

Pixel scale: 2.833 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -84.910 degrees

Field radius: 1.140 degrees

Resolution: 2417x1586

Locations: Home, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard


Found out about this comet yesterday so thought would give it a go and this morning had a break in the clouds before dawn. Also, some very fortunate timing as I saw that a faint galaxy was just to the left which have found out this morning is the Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte irregular galaxy located at 3.4m LY. 13 of my 30 captures were processable. Pleased to have picked this up before it moves out of my viewing space.

Feel honoured to have won the ZWO ASIWEEK Image of the Week #22 today 4th of May with this image. Did not get picked for top pick or IOTD on Astrobin but not a worry given there are also so many wonderful images from which to choose.



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C/2020 F8 Swan and faint Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte irregular galaxy,