Comet NEOWISE c/2020 F3, as it moved past the Big Dipper,
This is probably my last good shot of it., now that the Comet is dimmer and moving into the Twilight glow.
I was pleasantly surprised to see all the little galaxies in the photo with just a 47mm lens. Also Thousands of Stars in this one!
Lots of well known Galaxies can be seen in the background if you know were to look, here are a few Galaxies…M101 Pinwheel, M51 Whirlpool, M63 Sunflower, M106 Water Maser, M108, and even M97 the Owl Nebula.
Also the blue gas ion tail is really long, stretching almost to the handle of the Big Dipper, the dust tail spreads almost into the bowl.
I grab these shots right after dark, just as the comet was reaching the horizon haze, had some really bad light pollution & haze gradients, Overall, I’m happy with the result. I included a Black & white image and a Negative image to help with contrast , so you see the galaxies and Comet tail details.
Canon 6D DSLR Camera & Canon 24mm to 105mm lens,
Camera Lens Set to 47mm @F4.5, IS0 1600, “Star Adventurer” Tracking Mount, Celina, Ohio on 07-24-2020 at 02:32 to 02:45 U.T.,
(07-23-2020 10:32 to 10:45pm EST)
Captured 12 x 60 second exposures and stacked in DSS. 12 minute total exposure.