Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 18.07.2020

© 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 evening of July 18th. 2020 at 22.45 LT (19:45 UT) from Susam (Haskovo region, Bulgaria) .


Image details:

Center of field RA 09:12:58 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +55:38:42 (deg:m:s)
Size 18.9 x 12.6 (deg)
Pixel scale: 37.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 287 degrees E of N


Optic(s): 100 mm Canon lens @ f/2.8
Mount: Star Adventurer Pro
Camera: Sony a7s II
Filters: -
Dates/Times: 18 Jul. 2020 22:15 UT
Location: Susam, Haskovo, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: 16 x 8 sec. @ ISO 6400
More details: -
Processing: PixInsight, PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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