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Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) in the constellation Orion, 



    
        

            Patrick Hsieh
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Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) in the constellation Orion

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Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) in the constellation Orion, 



    
        

            Patrick Hsieh
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Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) in the constellation Orion

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 50mm/1.8

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY247C

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100GTO-AE

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Baader UV/IR Cut


Dates:Nov. 15, 2020

Frames: 33x300" (2h 45')

Integration: 2h 45'

Avg. Moon age: 0.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.12%


Astrometry.net job: 4030161

RA center: 5h 35' 0"

DEC center: +0° 1' 38"

Pixel scale: 15.690 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.634 degrees

Field radius: 15.780 degrees


Resolution: 4024x6024

Locations: Mojave Preserve, Baker, CA, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) in Orion, just above and to the left of Bellatrix. Comet is slightly elongated because I haven't got the hang of comet alignment yet, never seems to work cleanly for me. The lens was purchased for $100 on ebay, and was stopped down to f/4. Focus controlled with an Astromechanics ASCOM-compatible Canon lens adapter.

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Description: Whoops, added the comet nucleus back in :-D

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Description: Reprocessed, a little better noise control I think.

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Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) in the constellation Orion, 



    
        

            Patrick Hsieh