(I did use my planetarium Stellerium App but I could still not visually see it).
The first shot I did with my camera settings were just completely blown out because of the light sky, in the end I could only take up to a 8 second shot it was then that I knew there was no way I was going to catch any of the faint wispy tail.
But I did capture the comet, just a telltale greenish starlike dot, but that starlike dot is the Comet, so mission accomplished :-)
While taking the image a bright satellite flared and I captured it in three images, which I stacked, I have since found out it was the ESA Envisat Satellite and it’s a large satellite that’s now inactive.
(It was once an Earth observation satellite)
You will see that Comet Swan was in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster) and I have marked the other faint constellations in the area.
I also pointed the cameras right up above my head and took a couple of images of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars on the ecliptic, then turned the camera back around to take some awesome pictures of the dawn coloured sky.
Pictures will be in my following blog...
Information on the images: The wide field image of Comet Swan and Envisat Satellite was taken with a Canon 70D camera and a Tamron 18-400 lens @18mm, ISO 3200 and 8 second exposure. Three images were stacked in DSS to capture satellite path, the satellite flared brightly when I first saw it for one second.
~ Comet Swan (c/2020 F8) in Twilight Eastern Sky 3rd May 2020 ~
~ With the (ESA) Envisat Satellite Crossing ~
(European Space Agency) http://www.esa.int