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Location of Photo:

Front porch of my home in central Boulder, Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

November 23, 2021 at 4:00 am MST


Hardware: Explore Scientific ED 80 and Canon EOS Rebel Ti3. Software: Nebulosity4, PHD2, Siril and GIMP


This is comet C/2020 A1 Leonard imaged early morning on November 23. The comet was near galaxy NGC 4631 (Caldwell 32, the Whale Galaxy, bottom of the image). On November 24 the comet was bracketed by NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 (the Hockey Stick galaxy) which could have provided for a nicer picture. Alas bad weather came during the night.