Jump to content

2052839955_Mobilephonebanner.jpg.a502a319d7033354d442937f2edd0c2c.jpg

C/2021 A1 (Leonard) + M3 in same FOV


Recommended Posts

The weather forecast for the coming few days was not looking good for observing the Comet in the early morning.

I decided to try and observe the Comet again last night using my Helios Apollo 15x70 which has a FOV of 4 degrees 24'.

Started to observe just before 2.30am and initially picked up M3 and then moving slightly upwards saw the Comet. According to Stellarium M3 has a mag of 6.4 approx and comparing the brightness of the Comet it was slightly fainter than the GC. What was pleasing was to get both the Comet and M3 in the same FOV - a nice sight. Unfortunately because the Comet was still fairly low down I could not really see a tail.

Decided to use my refractor but as you can guess clouds came over which was the end of the observing session.

Anyway at least I observed the Comet again.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.