Location of Photo:
Tapiobicske, Pest, Hungary
Date/Time of photo:
May 22, 2020
Sky-Watcher Esprit 80/400 mm apochromatic refractor
At the beginning of May 2020, a very spectacular comet shining in the southern sky became observable from Hungary these days as well. Unfortunately, we were still unlucky in the northern hemisphere, as the comet had lost much of its brightness and was no longer pulling a spectacular tail. Contrary to hopeful predictions a few weeks ago, now I could only observe it with binoculars, with no chance with the naked eye. The photo was made terribly difficult by the fact that the comet was only 9 degrees above the horizon and, moreover, the dawn had already begun. Two of this year’s three bright comets surrendered. Will the third bring the end of the years of need in the north?