C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 2020-Jul-05 Chris Schur

The comet is now an easy naked eye object low in the bright north eastern sky at morning twilight. Close to zero magnitude, the dust tail is now becoming prominent as it gets into a darker sky. This was my first try at shooting a comet with the Explore Scientific AR152. It did rather well, and gave an image scale perfect for the comets size.

Field here is about 1.5 x 2 degrees

Lens: ES AR152 f/6.5
Platform: Meade LDX5
Camera: Canon XTI
Exposure: 4 seconds
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 4/10
Outside Temperature: 65F
Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2

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