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Telescopic comet PANSTARRS - 6.2.2020 at 20.00 - 6.2.2020 at 23.30 Rovaniemi Observation number 88115

Visibility II / V

Lauri Turunen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

While waiting for a suitable cloud gap, that comet moved to a favorable position, and with the 250-millimeter wide-angle tube, in addition to the comet, I got a couple of dense stars and one of the most handsome nebulae in the northern sky - Heart Nebula.

The idea was to take as many short exposures as possible (25 seconds) to get a timelapse video of the comet’s motion. However, the movement of the comet was so small that the end result was not worth the publication. Admittedly, due to the glow of the almost full moon, it was not worth taking longer exposures, and after stacking just over 500 images together, the end result is quite satisfactory, although the comet itself is a rather modest spot at the bottom of the image.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
    • Heikosti näkyvä
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 9.3
  • Visibility of the comet
    • Telescopic comet
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William Optics RedCat51, Canon 6Da (520 x 25s, IS03200), Astronomik CLS, iOptron Skyguider Pro. DeepSkyStacker, Pixinsight, Lightroom, Denoise AI.

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