Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 16.07.2020

© 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 is a two panel mosaic, taken on the evening of July 16th. 2020 at 22.35 LT (19:15 UT) from Rozhern National Observatory (Bulgaria) .


Image details:

Center of field RA 08:16:42 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +51:31:14 (deg:m:s)
Size 6.44 x 6.71 (deg)
Pixel scale: 12.9 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 319 degrees E of N


Optic(s): 300 mm Canon lens @ f/3.2
Mount: Star Adventurer Pro
Camera: Sony a7s II
Filters: -
Dates/Times: 16 Jul. 2020 23:15 UT
Location: NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: Stack of 16 x 8.0 sec. @ ISO 1600, two panel image
More details: -
Processing: PixInsight, PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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