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~20 Degrees of Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE | by TransientAstronomer
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~20 Degrees of Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE is sporting quite the tail! In this image which is roughly 24 x 16 degrees the ion tail in blue can be seen covering at least 20 degrees before it goes off the field of view. The dust tail is also displaying some delicate features as it spreads away from the comet.

 

It's going to be fun capturing Comet NEOWISE as it climbs higher into darker skies over the next week before the Moon spoils the show after the 24th. When it's in darker skies more details will hopefully become easier to make out.

 

Here's how to find dark skies by you: darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html#4/39.00/-98.00

 

Here's a handy guide on how to spot Comet NEOWISE: www.nasa.gov/feature/how-to-see-comet-neowise

 

Technical Info:

 

Date: 7/16/2020 9:49pm PDT

 

1x180" at 1600ISO

 

Camera: Canon 6D Hutech UV/IR Mod

Lens: Zeiss 85mm Milvus f1.4 @ f4 (from www.borrowlenses.com)

Reveal Focus Filter by David Lane

Mount: Celestron Advanced VX

Guide Scope: Orion Mag Mini With SSAG

 

Capture Software: Backyard EOS

Processing: Photoshop CC, PixInsight

 

Location: Los Padres National Forest, California

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Taken on July 17, 2020