NGC 1893 and visitor


Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

I started collecting data on NGC 1893 (also IC 410 and Sh2-236), the open cluster and complex emission nebula in Auriga a few weeks back.  Then a few days ago I noticed that comet c2020 M3 ATLAS would be passing through the field on 12/8.

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc1893-HaLRGB_M3ATLAS.jpg

Here's the field before the comet arrived:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc1893-HaLRGB.jpg

HaLRGB, 30.8 hours exposure for the cluster/nebula with an additional 40 minutes for the comet.  Captured with CCD Commander from Dark Sky New Mexico.

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Clear skies,

Gregg
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