Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE - A Roundup
Maybe not a great comet, but the best we’ve had since Hale-Bopp
2020 07 27/28: Probably this will be my last image of the comet using DSKR and telephoto lens. The Moon will be interfering over the next couple of weeks, and the comet is fading dramatically.
Canon 600D, 85mm lens at F/3. Sum of 16 x 4s exposures at ISO3200
2020 07 22/23: A surprising clear spell at the end of the day. The focus is a little off in this photo. Canon 600D, 85mm lens at F/3. Sum of 15 x 4s exposures at ISO3200.
Still easy with binoculars.
2020 07 19/20 Another clear night and a batch of photos taken this time with good focus. The sub-exposures were 4s on a Canon 600D with 85mm lens at f/3, ISO3200. 16 images were stacked in Siril to achieve this result. Below is the full image.
Still very easy to find – binoculars help until your eyes become adjusted to the dark.
202007_1617 Another clear night and a chance to pick up ‘the comet’ again. Focus was a bit off this night – this is the best of a bunch of photos. Canon 600D with 85mm lens at F/3. ISO1600and 4s exposure.
2020 07 11: At two o’clock in the morning, a trip out to the fields beyond our village equipped with a DSLR on a tripod.