Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) with Bifurcated Tail

Posted by Rod Pommier
on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
This close up image of comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) shows its nucleus, coma, two bright triangular fans projecting rearwards off the coma, and its unusual bifurcated tail, split by a long thin dark lane, amidst a few colorful background stars.

Image Data:
Telescope/Mount: Celestron Super C8+ with f/6.3 focal reducer/corrector, Byers Drive.
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
Date: 2020-07-13 ~11:20 GMT
Exposures: Twenty times 15 seconds at ISO 800.

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