NEOWISE F3 with Messier 53 and NGC 5053

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Re: NEOWISE F3 with Messier 53 and NGC 5053

hha1 wrote:

MarioSS wrote:

ASI2600MC on Esprit 100ED, no filter. 120sec X 9 at gain 100, -10C. Guided AZ-EQ6 GT with ASIAIR PRO and ASI120MM-S. PI & PSCC. Franklin, Qc. 20200806.

Wonderful picture, from a dark site?

I took almost the same picture on 2020/08/06 from my red zone backyard, but with a lot simpler gear (Nikon Z6 iso400, Nikkor 105 mm f/2.5 at f/4, 6x30 sec on a SkyTracker, with a lot more noise. NGC5053 is almost covers by the comet's tail. The faintest stars shown are +14.5

My objective was to test an Az/El pointing and star chart alignment procedure.

Clear skies


Neowise Starchart

Thank you hha1.  It was taken from bortle 4.5 sky (average light pollution zone).  Your image is fairly good.  Nothing can beat a nice dark sky, wish I clould go to a darker site, and unfortunately time is running for us to image this superb comet.  Clear skies.   Mario

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