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Rick Fienberg

Location of Photo:

Grafton, New Hampshire, USA

Date/Time of photo:

December 5, 2021, 5 am EST


Tele Vue-85 refractor @ f/5.6, Canon 60Da DSLR camera, iOptron iEQ30 mount


Comet Leonard is now easily visible in binoculars in the predawn sky, near Arcturus in Boötes. This photo from the morning of December 5, 2021, spans 2.7 x 1.8 degrees with north up and east to the left. The bright star below and to the right of the comet's green-glowing coma is 4.8-magnitude d Boötis; the tiny edge-on galaxy in the lower-left corner is NGC 5523.