Comet C/2020M3 (ATLAS) on 9.12.2020 between IC 405 and IC 410

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


Size: 1800 px
The comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) was discovered on June 27th 2020 by Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) search program. At the time of discovery the comet had 18.8 mag. This two panel mosaic shows the comet on December 9th at 19:30 UT, when the comet was between IC 405 and IC 410


Image details:

Center of field RA 05:19:14 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +33:49:57 (deg:m:s)
Size 2.3 x 1.73 (deg)
Pixel scale: 4.6(arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 346 degrees E of N


Optic(s): 12" ASA Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 9.Dec. 2020
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: ;L:10x3min, R:10x3 min, G:10x3 min, B:10x3 min; Bin 2. Total exp.time: 120 min Two panel mosaic
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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