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On July 30, 2020, the Sun delighted astronomy lovers with a large spot, active regions and a huge bright prominence. Such a restless Sun is very interesting to observe and photograph, especially with a chromospheric telescope.

H-alpha Sun, 30 july 2020, 10:56 (UTC +3)

H-alpha Sun, 30 july 2020, 10:56 (UTC +3)

Equipment:
-Coronado PST H-alpha 40 mm telescope
-Meade LX85 mount
-Deepsky IR-cut filter
QHY5III178m camera.
Stacking and deconvolution with Autostakkert (100 frames from 2409).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Mars, July 15, 2020, 02:56

The visibility of Mars is gradually improving – the planet is becoming larger and earlier rises above the horizon. The atmosphere was unstable, however, small details on the screen were easily visible and there were no problems with focusing. Partly cloudy interfered. Interestingly, before the cloud covered Mars, turbulence rapidly intensified.

 Mars, July 15, 2020, 02:56

Mars, July 15, 2020, 02:56

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: stacking 500/2500 frames from 17851 (Autostakkert),  wavelets (Registax 6).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.
Source video and stacks – at link

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), July 11, 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) continues to delight many people with its beautiful tail. It is still visible at the midnight in the north or northeast of the sky. I tried to capture the comet with a small Meade 70 mm quadruplet apo refractor.

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), July 11, 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), July 11, 2020

Equipment:
-Meade 70 мм quadruplet apo astrograph
-Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi mount
-Canon 5D mark II
15 frames per 10s, calibration with DeepSkyStacker, stacking with Fitswork.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

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