José J. Chambó
Location of Photo:
Siding Spring, Australia
Date/Time of photo:
2020 October 12, 15:37 UT
Telescope Planewave 20" CDK f/4.4, Camera FLI PL6303E
Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS imaged on October 12, 2020 with a large and gaseous coma of about 20 arc minutes enveloping a more dusty central condensation and a short 4-minute tail to the northeast. At magnitude 8.5 it will continue to increase in brightness and size until its maximum in November.
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