2020-07-13, comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

A short session from 02.00 – 04.00 from my observing site. The clouds made for some nice mood pictures. And noctilucent clouds were present as well.

20200713, 01.18UT, Canon R, Sigma 135mm ART, F2, 10×1.7s, ISO1600.
20200713, 01.29UT, Canpn Ra, Sigma 50mm ART, F2, 5s, ISO1600.

2020-07-12, comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – updated

Another mostly clear night albeit with a strong wind. Before heading to to observing site, I was able to see the comet through my bedroomwindow. Upon arrival at the site I had to use the car to shield the equipment from the strong wind. The comet’s tail is becoming more and more prominent. An hour before dawn noctilucent clouds appeared again.

20200711, 2132UT, Canon 6D, Sigma135mm, F4, 50x1s, ISO1250.
Through my bedroomwindow
20200712, 00.48UT, Canon 6Dii, WO Goldcat 250mm, F4.9, 40x5s, ISO3200.
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2020-07-11, C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

After days filled with rain, the skies finally cleared. Upon arrival at my observing site a big dark cloud obscured the comet but it’s bright tail gave away the location. What a sight! The night concluded with a nice display of noctilucent clouds.

20200711, 01.13UT, Canon EOS R, Sigma 135mm ART, F2.2, 40×1.6s, ISO1600.
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2020-05-30, Crew Dragon flyby

A couple of minutes after the Internation Space Station, the Crew Dragon followed in the same orbit. Although I did not see the Crew Dragon, the camera (Canon EOS R and Sigma 135mm/F1.8 ART) recorded the flyby very low over the horizon. Individual images from this movie were stacked to show the Crew Dragon (the trail at the bottom of the image).