Comet C/2020F3 (NEOWISE) on 14.07.2020

© 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 morning of July 14th. 2020 at 22.35 LT (19:15 UT) from the city of Varna (Bulgaria) on the nortwestern horizon after sunset.


Image details:

Center of field RA 07:33:12 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +49:46:19 (deg:m:s)
Size 6.93 x 4.63 (deg)
Pixel scale: 13.9 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 317 degrees E of N


Optic(s): 300 mm Canon lens @ f/3.2
Mount: Star Adventurer Pro
Camera: Sony a7s II
Filters: -
Dates/Times: 14 Jul. 2020 1:15 UT
Location: near Varna, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: Stack of 16 x 8.0 sec. @ ISO 1600
More details: -
Processing: PixInsight, PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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