Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise
by JackDesBwa 2020-07-19 19:55:52
C/2020 F3 Neowise is a retrograde comet discovered a few months ago which is currently visible to the naked eye. Despite the clouds, we can clearly see the constellation Ursa Major, and in particular its "Big Dipper"/"Plough" part easy to identify.
The clouds are lit by parasitic light of the nearby villages while the ground is lit by a flashlight. The photograph was taken with a moderately high gain (ISO 800) with low light, so that it looked noisy. A heavy (not subtle) filter was applied to reduce the noise and since the sky is at the infinity, the two sides were merged to avoid rivalries caused by the flickering of the low light stars diffracted by turbulent atmosphere. A satellite let a straight line mark by passing in the field during the 6s of the sensor exposition. On this photograph, the second tail is barely visible.
-- 2020-07-19, LX15 manual sync