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Preliminary Closeup Image Comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS

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#1 h2ologg

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 06:46 PM

I'll have to admit that I was afraid I'd be missing the brightest approach of this comet.  With COVID restrictions being somewhat lifted in the classroom, I had to go back to Los Angeles for some in-person teaching. 

 

I'm back to the Eastern Sierras of California for a moment offering a "live" YouTube presentation of DSO's in our Spring Night skies, tonight (if all things go as planned).  In a practice run last night I was able to grab 98 x 120 seconds on this comet, of which 73 frames are calibrated/debayared/star removed in PixInsight.  Hope to do a full processing of the images when time permits.

 

Thanks all for peeking,

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:36 PM

A great "peek" Dan..! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:45 PM

Love It!

I work up there at Rush Creek occasionally and miss the views too heading home to the LA area


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 02:19 AM

Very nice Dan.
Cheers Paul
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Posted 08 May 2021 - 03:23 AM

Great image. What scope/camera?
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Posted 08 May 2021 - 02:18 PM

excellent
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Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:30 PM

Many thanks to your friendly comments! 

 

Scope C/RASA11, Camera ZWO asi 294mcP. 

 

Had another good night last night with promising results - I'll post when it's more than a peekaboo (Thanks Darryl). 

 

Tonight the comet should slide past a myriad of galaxies in Coma Berenices.  Will be imaging in an hour or so.

 

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Best health to all!

Dan

 

 


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