Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes., 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes.
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Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes.

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Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes., 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett
Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes.
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Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes.

Equipment

Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Mounts
10micron GM1000HPS
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PinInsight 1.8 · Sequence Generator SGPro

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 2, 2021
Frames:
49x180" (2h 27')
Integration:
2h 27'
Avg. Moon age:
27.41 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.99%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5285218

RA center: 13h35m45s.8

DEC center: +28°5700

Pixel scale: 3.858 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 347.447 degrees

Field radius: 2.601 degrees

Resolution: 3984x2772

Locations: 7700ft June Lake Ca USA, June Lake, Ca, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Used a RedCat51 and keeping 49 x 180 second exposures on the morning of Decemeber 2, 2021.  I'll not underestimate this little scope again...
Image info:
WCS transformation ....... Linear
Projection ............... Gnomonic
Projection origin ........ [1992.095258 1386.038413] px -> [RA: 13 35 45.639  Dec: +28 57 02.57]
Resolution ............... 3.859 arcsec/px
Rotation ................. 12.062 deg
Reference system ......... ICRS
Observation start time ... 2021-12-02 13:21:41 UTC
Focal distance ........... 247.46 mm
Pixel size ............... 4.63 um
Field of view ............ 4d 16' 15.0" x 2d 58' 17.7"
Image center ............. RA: 13 35 45.668  Dec: +28 57 02.64
Image bounds:
   top-left .............. RA: 13 46 49.492  Dec: +29 55 42.00
   top-right ............. RA: 13 27 29.104  Dec: +30 49 58.53
   bottom-left ........... RA: 13 43 44.364  Dec: +27 02 16.91
   bottom-right .......... RA: 13 24 54.604  Dec: +27 55 03.57

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Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard Moving in On Messier 3. Yep, Bright Enough for Small Telescopes., 



    
        

            Dan Bartlett