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Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), not to be missed!
fredk
post Jul 15 2020, 09:22 PM
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Comet NEOWISE is now a stunning sight in the NW evening sky! I urge anyone who has the chance to check it out - it's easily the most impressive northern hemisphere comet since Hale-Bopp in 1997. Binoculars are probably the ideal instrument to use. From a dark site (though competing with some aurora) I could make out a good 12 degrees of tail Monday evening, and faintly the ion tail. But even from the city the brighter part visible is well worth a look.

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post Jul 17 2020, 01:53 AM
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Photographed with a cell phone through a 20x60mm spotting scope from Orange Park FL today. It was not visible to the naked eye.


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post Jul 17 2020, 05:37 PM
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Finally managed a shot last night here in Austin, TX.

The tail was about 2 degrees long in the light pollution.
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post Jul 18 2020, 04:09 PM
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Here is a time-lapse image sequence from ISS converted to real-time on Youtube


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post Jul 18 2020, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Sean @ Jul 18 2020, 12:09 PM) *
Here is a time-lapse image sequence...
Note to impatient souls: comet is fully visible starting at 3:25.
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post Jul 20 2020, 01:07 AM
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This is my pic from early morning a few days ago with a William Optics Star 71 refractor and ZWO ASI 1600mm camera. It was easily visible at 4:45am. I have yet to see it in the evening sky with the naked eye, with the SF fog being particularly uncooperative. I got some closeups of the coma with my Celestron 9.25" which have quite a different look to them.

This is my first naked-eye comet since 2008 and sixth overall.
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post Jul 20 2020, 02:16 AM
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Yesterday my wife and I drove about 40 miles to a dark spot in Georgia, USA, and we had good naked eye and optical views. I could not get a photo due to being bitten alive by bugs.
Tonight I viewed the comet from my house ( light pollution nightmare ), and I got a pretty good view and snapped a picture on my cell phone via my 20x60 Bushnell Spotting scope.
The comet quickly dimmed as it descended into the light and industrial pollution of Orange Park, FL. Also at the time there was lighting from a thunderstorm about 80 miles away.

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post Jul 20 2020, 02:19 AM
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QUOTE (JRehling @ Jul 20 2020, 02:07 AM) *
This is my pic from early morning a few days ago with a William Optics Star 71 refractor and ZWO ASI 1600mm camera. It was easily visible at 4:45am. I have yet to see it in the evening sky with the naked eye, with the SF fog being particularly uncooperative. I got some closeups of the coma with my Celestron 9.25" which have quite a different look to them.

This is my first naked-eye comet since 2008 and sixth overall.


Nice capture JRehling.
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post Jul 20 2020, 02:20 PM
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Comet view from Malta
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post Jul 21 2020, 10:23 AM
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From a window of my home in Cornwall:

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post Jul 21 2020, 11:28 PM
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From a brightly lit parking lot in Ardsley, NY, just north of New York City:
NEOWISE and (streak to the right) the International Space Station.
Canon XS on a tripod; 50mm lens at f/2, 5 seconds exposure, ISO-800.
More at: https://bkellysky.wordpress.com/

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post Jul 22 2020, 03:33 AM
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From my backyard in Québec City (lots of light pollution). Sony a6000, 210mm f/3.5, ISO 1250, 5 sec exposure with tracking.
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post Jul 22 2020, 07:56 AM
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Another Comet view from Gozo Island!
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post Jul 25 2020, 03:36 PM
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here in metro Detroit area the viewing is NOT good so i created a SPICE add on for Celestia

it can be grabed from celestialmatters site
(spice must be implemented in celestia , at least the baryceneters and planets )
http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopi...f=18&t=1000

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and a close up ( artistic concept )
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post Jul 25 2020, 11:57 PM
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VERY cool, John; thanks!!!

Thanks also to everyone else for the great pics. Viewing's not great from metro Los Angeles either, though did get a decent view in binoculars from one of the local beaches a few days ago.


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