Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 24.07.2020

© 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 is a six panel mosaic, taken on July 24th. 2020 between 22.45 and 23.55 LT (20.45 and 21.55 UT).


Image details:

Center of field RA 11:10:54 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +42:35:37 (deg:m:s)
Size 3.32 x 3.14 (deg)
Pixel scale: 3.51 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 242 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: 24.Jul. 2020
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: ;L:1x1min, R:1x1 min, G:1x1 min, B:1x1 min; Bin 2, six panel mosaic. Total exp.time: 24 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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