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Tonight, I managed to get to the outskirts of the city to observe and shoot comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). At my latitude, the comet is visible low above the horizon in the northeastern part of the sky an hour and a half before the onset of morning dusk. Unfortunately, the comet is not visible from my yard because of houses and trees, so I had to look for another place to observe. At about 2:30 in the night I got out to the northern part of Anapa, found an empty yard and immediately saw a small elongated spot near the horizon. The small 5х20 binoculars immediately revealed a beautiful view – a bright core and a long tail. Perhaps this is one of the most impressive comets I’ve seen (along with comet C / 1995 O1 (Hale – Bopp)).

Since the trip was more reconnaissance, I decided not to take a lot of equipment – a Canon 55-250 IS II photo lens, a Canon 550Da camera, a Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi mount head and a QZSD Beike QZSD Beike Q999.

A good guide to finding a comet in the next couple of days will be the Capella star. I also use the Stellarium Mobile Plus app to search for a comet. At the end of the survey, I admired the parade of planets – Venus, Mars, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter were simultaneously visible in the sky, lining up in a line. A beautiful sight!

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), July 10, 2020, 03:15

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), July 10, 2020, 03:15

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Mars, July 04, 2020, 03:10

The conditions for observing Mars are gradually improving, it now rises above the horizon. The angular size is almost unchanged – 11.71 seconds of arc. The phase is clearly visible – the planet looks like an egg.

Mars, July 04, 2020, 03:10

Mars, July 04, 2020, 03:10

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (1000 frames from 17869), Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48

On the night of July 3, 2020, I decided to shoot Saturn. The atmosphere was very stable, but far from ideal. I decided to shoot one big video with a duration of 16 minutes, so that I’m probably already collecting enough good shots. I also further increased the focal length of the telescope using an atmospheric dispersion corrector as an extender tube. Planet altitude – 16 degrees.

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (5000 frames from 32811), Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Below is the version with video derotation in WinJUPOS. My opinion is that with an aperture up to 203 mm inclusive, you can do without derotation if there are no large eddies or hurricanes in the atmosphere of Saturn.

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48 (with derotation)

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48 (with derotation)