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Steven Bellavia
Cutchogue, NY
04:30 am

Equipment Details:

William Optics 71mm f/4.9 Petzval refractor
ZWO ASI 533MC Pro camera
SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount

Post-processing Details:

A stack of 26 x 30-second subframes at Gain 100 (unity gain), using Stark Labs Nebulosity.
Stars and comet were stacked separately, to avoid streaking, and brought back together in GIMP 2.9

Image Details:

Comet C/2020 F8 Swan, at dawn, only 4 degrees above the horizon before becoming swamped in morning twilight