Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)

Comet C/2019 Y4 Atlas photographed in March 2020
Comet C/2019 Y4 Atlas photographed in March 2020

Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)

Comet C/2019 Y4 was discovered on December 28th, appears to orbit the sun every 5,000 to 6,000 years. As it gets closer to the sun, it gets brighter and it’s tail gets longer. There’s a good chance it’ll be visible to the naked eye, possibly the brightest object in the sky this coming May.

Fun fact, comets are also thought to be harbingers of plague.

Capture Details for Comet Atlas

Frames: 1×180″
Integration: 0.1 hours
Avg. Moon age: 2.78 days
Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%


Astrometry.net job: 3358597
RA center: 8h 23′ 38″
DEC center: +68° 27′ 32″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 120.454 degrees
Field radius: 0.362 degrees

Full capture details: https://www.astrobin.com/2k2y47/

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