Comet C/2019 U6(Lemmon) on 24.07.2020

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


Size: 1400 px
C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is a long period comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered by the Mount Lemmon Survey on October 31, 2019. It made its closest approach to the Sun on June 18, 2020. In June 2020 it was visible near the naked eye limit at an apparent magnitude of 6.0. It is the 3rd brightest naked eye comet of 2020 after C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) and C/2020 F8 (SWAN). It remained visible near the naked eye limit in June. This perihelion passage will decrease the comet's orbital period from about 10500 years to about 5200 years. The closest approach to Earth was on June 29, 2020 at a distance of 0.82 AU (123 million km).


Image details:

Center of field RA 12:52:49 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +14:24:20 (deg:m:s)
Size 74 x 49.3 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 3.17 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 68 degrees E of N


Optic(s): 12" ASA Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 24.Jul. 2020
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: ;L:3x1min, R:3x1 min, G:3x1 min, B:3x1 min; Bin 2, Total exp.time: 12 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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