Comet C/2020 Atlas (R4)


Comet Atlas R4

Object Data

Object type: Comet
Notes: Comet Atlas in Bootes.  In this animation, the comet appears to pass by galaxy NGC 5611, a 13th mag spiral galaxy 80 million ly away.  When imaged, comet Atlas was 0.54 au (78 million km) away at mag 13.6.

Exposure Data

Date: 4/28/21
Location: Backyard Observatory, Carlsbad, CA
Telescope: TEC 140 refractor, 980mm  f/7
Camera: FQSI 683 wsg, Astronomik CLS filter
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Exposure time: 15 x 2-min exposures
Exposure time total:  
Notes:  Subexposures processed in CCD Stack2 and photoshop, animation created using Startrails  (avi) and Movavi (gif).  The animation represents 40 minutes of motion.