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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), 


            Miska Saarikko

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikkor 200-500/5.6E ED VR

Imaging cameras: Nikon Z6

Software: AstroPixelProcessor  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Resolution: 931x1400

Data source: Backyard


Despite heavy light pollution, bright blue nightsky and other aspects around where I live (in the suburbs) I was able to capture around 450+ images of the comet without tracking.

Stacking the images was quite a hard work, since neither would DSS or PixInsight accept my images and both softwares "exploded" my comet, while AstroPixelProcessor came out with a "Comet Register" beta update which made it possible for me to focus on the comet despite all the shakes, movements, twists and turns, and this is the results of it. Some minor enhancements in PS were made.

The comet was shot from Lat 59° N, therefor bright blue nightsky still on July 23rd.



Miska Saarikko
License: None (All rights reserved)


C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), 


            Miska Saarikko