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Tameem Altameemi
Razeen, Abu Dhabi - U.A.E
02:50 am

Equipment Details:

Main Scope:
152mm David H. Levy Comet Hunter at Focal length 730mm
Guiding Scope: Svbony Mini Guider Scope 30mm/120mm F4

Mount: Skywatcher AZEQ-5 Pro Synscan Goto
Guide camera: ZWO ASI120mm
Main camera: ZWO ASI294MC -Pro cooled camera
ZWO EAF focuser: 5V EAF

Imaging Software: AsiAir

Post-processing Details:

Camera temp: -10°C
Gain: 120
Light: 60 x 120sec
Darks: 20
Total: 2 hours

Stacking Programs:

Photoshop for watermark

Image Details:

A long period comet from the Oort cloud that was discovered by the Zwicky Transient Facility on 2 March 2022.[1] The comet reached its perihelion on 12 January 2023, at a distance of 1.11 AU (166 million km; 103 million mi) and the closest approach to Earth will be on 1 February 2023, at a distance of 0.28 AU (42 million km; 26 million mi).