C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 2020-Jul-08 Chris Schur

The comet continues to increase dramatically in size each day, here I was able to see 8 degrees of tail visually, and more in binoculars. The strong yellow coloration continues caused by a dusty tail with traces of sodium lines in the spectrum. A faint gas tail on the left side (north) is starting to appear now.

Field here is about 1.5 x 2 degrees

Lens: Meade Cometracker 6" f/3/6 Schmidt Newtonian with MPCC coma corrector
Platform: Meade LDX5
Camera: Canon XTI
Exposure: 30 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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