Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 9.07.2020

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


Size: 1800 px

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit. It was discovered on March 27, 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope. It passed perihelion at 0.29 AU (43 million km) from the Sun on July 3, 2020. When the comet entered the field of view of SOHO LASCO C3 on 22 June 2020 the comet had brightened to magnitude 3.This image was taken on the morning of July 9th. 2020 at 3.55 LT (2:05 UT) from the city of Varna (Bulgaria) on the eastern horizon before sunrise. The comet started to develop an ion tail. Below is a shost animation, showing the rising of the comet:


Optic(s): 300 mm Canon lens @ f/3.2
Mount: Star Adventurer Pro
Camera: Sony a7s II
Filters: -
Dates/Times: 9 Jul. 2020 1:55 UT
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: 3.2 sec. @ ISO 640
More details: -
Processing: PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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