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Taken from our back garden at about midnight Friday 17/Saturday 18.
EQUIPMENT: Canon 1100D modified by Juan Fierros at Cheap Astrophotography, Canon 70-210mm f4 EF lens @ 140mm, Hoya HMC UV(c) filter, CLS EOS clip-in filter, Static tripod (Slick88).
11 x 4" frames manually stacked in PS CS4 using a new Exclusion layer for each stacked frame. Then levels; curves; Exposure; Filter - HLVG; Filter - Gaussian Blur; Hue/Saturation; Colour Balance; Channel Mixer, to name but a few!
I had to do a manual stack as DSS didn't seem to be able to recognise the stars, reporting back that only one frame would be stacked?
is there a best filter to use to view comet Neowise?
Do you do long or short exposure to take a picture of the comet?
Plesse advise what I should set my Cannon EOS to (its an ancient camera)
I will connect to my celstron SCT 9.5” or is that too much magnification?
So, ATLAS has disintegrated, and it won't provide us a great show in May. But there's another comet that could reach naked-eye visibility in the same time that ATLAS' debris reach perihelion. It's C/2020 F8 (SWAN). It's had an outburst recently and it could reach 3rd or even 2nd mag. And it's looking pretty good from the southern hemisphere! Here, in the north, we'll be the only ones that will see the perihelion of the comet.
So let's see if we're lucky this time... No one knows what could happen, but I have hope. It was only discovered on March 25th, so there's still time to see how this comet reacts.