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Telescopic comet ZTF - 26.12.2022 at 19.06 - 26.12.2022 at 19.09 Imatra Observation number 111182

Visibility II / V

Rauno Päivinen, Etelä-Karjalan nova

Comet C/2020 V2 (ZTF) wandering near the North Star as seen from our own light-polluted backyard. The tube was Meade's 10-inch SCT, visually the comet was just separated from the background. In a dark place, this would probably stand out more clearly. I attached an old mirrorless Canon EOS-M camera to the tube and with that the comet became more clearly visible. The picture shows 10 pieces of 15s exposures, the tripod was I-Optron's AZ Pro alt/az goto tripod, without guidance. No flats, the images were in JPG format, so the possibility of adjusting the final image was very limited.

The brightness of the brightest stars in the image is about 11 mag

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Visibility of the comet
    • Telescopic comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2020 V2 (ZTF)
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 10
  • Coma diameter
  • 0.5 kaariminuuttia
  • Weather
    • -11C

Technical information

Meade 10" LX200 SCT, IOptron AZ Pro goto, Canon EOS M ISO1600 10x15s as JPG images

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