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May 5-6, 2021
Imaging: Canon T4i (modded), EF 300 f/4L IS. Tracking/Guiding: iOptron Skyguider Pro, QHY Mini Guidescope, ASI 120mm mini
We've got clear skies on Wednesday night May 6 here in southern Ontario. I checked Stellarium and was happy to find that C/2020 R4 ATLAS was at the vicinity of the Whale Galaxy and the Crowbar Galaxy. A bright comet is nice and who can resist having a couple of funny-shaped galaxies also thrown into the mix? :) C/2020 R4 ATLAS currently has a magnitude of around 9.4. A small tail can be readily seen despite the moderately light-polluted sky (Bortle 6).