Comet C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) imaged on January 8th, 2021, just at its perihelion and also at its closest approach to Earth. With a brightness close to magnitude 8.5, it shows a fairly concentrated white coma with about 10.5' in angular size and a dust tail of at least 14' in length. It is a comet with a huge nucleus of tens of kilometers but with a quite distant perihelion almost at the distance of Jupiter, which has not allowed it to be seen brighter.
Daten zum Bild
|Zeitpunkt||08.01.2022 02:31 UT|
|Teleskop/Objektiv||GSO 8" N f/3.6|
|Belichtungszeit||25 min. (L = 11 x 120 bin1 + RGB = 1 x 60 bin2)|