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.
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
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
–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) 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.