Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 23.07.2020

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


Size: 4000 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 8 panel mosaic is taken on July 23rd. 2020 between 22.35 and 23.50 LT (20.35 and 21.50 UT). It shows more than 8° long ion tail of the comet. Below is a zoomable image. Zoom in and out with the mouse scroll button, click and drag with the left mouse button to pan.


Image details:

Center of field RA 11:03:27 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +45:37:05 (deg:m:s)
Size 8.23 x 1.08 (deg)
Pixel scale: 7.41 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 24.5 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: 23.Jul. 2020
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: ;L:8x1min, R:8x1 min, G:8x1 min, B:8x1 min; Bin 2 Total exp.time: 32 min.8 panel mosaic
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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