Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4)

Submitted by thenakedastronomer

This is a photo of Comet Atlas (Y4) from Port Orchard, Washington on April 16, 2020. The comet, currently magnitude 9.3, is in the constellation  Camelopardalis. As it approaches the sun, the comet is beginning to disintegrate. A careful look at this photo shows several brighter spots near the comet's head which suggest that fragmentation.

Meade LX200, 8x2min subs, 3600ISO, Canon 60D, Optec Lepus 6.3 reducer, Maxim DSLR.


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Submitted by swingin on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 12:06

Very nice for only 8 shots! One day your going to have to show me how, lol. Nice shot Jim!