Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on 24.04.2020 near LBN 699/700

  Size: 1600 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020

Comet C 2019 Y4 was discovered on December 28th 2019 by Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) search program. At the time of discovery the comet was from 19.6 mag. This image shows the comet on April 24th 2020, when visibly over the molecular complex LBN 699/ LBN 700 in Camelopardalis. After breaking up of the comet's nuclei the brightness has significantly decreased.


Image details:


Center of field RA 5:45:05 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +62:49:15 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.81 x 1.2 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 67.3 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 24.04.2020
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:8x3 min,R:8x3 min, G:8x3 min, B:8x3 min, Bin 2 Total exp. time 96 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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