Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN)
Because of poor weather and Covid-19 pandemic restrictions this was the one and only record I have for this beautiful object.
|2020 May 8: photographed against the stars of Cetus when about magnitude 5. Light-pollution of inner suburban Melbourne and a full moon at perigee made for a challenging task. Canon 5D II + 500mm lens, at f6.3, on an NEQ6 Pro mount tracking the sky. Thirty four minutes of 20 sec exposures stacked and combined to optimise the comet and the star field; field of view ~1.5°x2.2°, north is to the lower left. The gas tail (much diminished because of being washed out by the bright background sky - corrected in the image) is directed towards the top left of the frame.|