C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, M53 and NGC5053

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE with Globular Star Cluster M53 to the right and Globular Star Cluster NGC5053 in the comet’s dust tail. Also in the field are galaxies IC857, 858 and 859. Imaged on August 7, 2020, between 0130 and 0210 UTC.

Annotated by Astrometry.net

Image details:

Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD

Starizona Hyperstar V4 f2.2 

Celestron CGEM DX mount 

ZWO ASI2600mc-pro Imaging Camera 

ZWO ASI224mc Guide Camera 

Svbony 60mm Guidescope  

ZWO ASIair Pro for image acquisition and gear control.  

Image Specs:  

40 x 60 second exposures Gain 100

Camera sensor cooled to -10°C

No filters used as the ASI2600mc-pro has the built in IR cut window.  

Calibrated (with darks, flats, dark flats) and stacked in Astro Pixel Processor. post processed in APP, PixInSight, and Photoshop.

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