Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 21.07.2020

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


Size: 1600 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 taken on July 21st. 2020 between 23.35 and 23.55 LT (21.35 and 22.55 UT).


Image details:

Center of field RA 10:05:35 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +46:43:23 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.61 x 1.06 (deg)
Pixel scale: 3.62 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 249 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: 21.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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