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Uploaded 13-Jul-20
Taken 12-Jul-20
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Photo Info

Dimensions1080 x 1487
Original file size710 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Jul-20 03:16
Date modified13-Jul-20 14:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON Z 6
Focal length70 mm
Focal length (35mm)70 mm
Exposure13s at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 4000
Metering modePattern
Comet C/2020 F3 Dawn July 13 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 Dawn July 13 2020

I was determined to see if I could see more detail in the comet this morning so I brought the Star Adventurer tracker with me. As with most of my imaging adventures something goes wrong. This morning I tried a different mounting not realizing my orientation of the camera would be limited. Usually not a problem when your subject is isolated with no landscape. So my composition is a bit crooked. With this exposure the stars are peeking through and the second tail is becoming more apparent.

Camera: Nikon Z6
Lens: Nikkor 24-70/4 set at 70mm
Sensor ISO: 4000
Exposure: 13 seconds at f/4
Processing: Adobe Photoshop 2020
Tracking: Skywatcher Star Adventurer