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Marion Haligowski

Location of Photo:

Lancaster, PA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

November 14, 2020


The image was made of a stack of 73 fifteen second exposures taken with a Canon 80D and a Canon 200 mm f/2.8L II lens with a doubler. (ISO 2000, f/5.6, 400 mm). A few passing high clouds added a soft layer of diffusion to the brighter stars in the field of view. StarSpikes Pro was used as well as Nebulosity and Lightroom for processing.


Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) is seen about a degree away from Bellatrix on the evening of November 14, 2020. On this date, the comet is at its closest approach to Earth.




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