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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:25 PM

How to see Comet NEOWISE

How to see Comet NEOWISE ☄️

Location of Comet NEOWISE from July 20 to 26. Face northwest at dusk, avoiding trees or buildings, to have a clear view of the northwest horizon. Try to find the Big Dipper first. Then sweep with your binoculars for the comet, below the Dipper. Observers at lower latitudes (like those in the southern U.S.) will see Comet NEOWISE lower in the sky, while it will appear higher for observers farther north (northern U.S. or Canada). This comet is not visible from the Southern Hemisphere. Read more: https://bit.ly/3iyqQNm 👓

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Reply How to see Comet NEOWISE (Original post)
elleng Jul 20 OP
bronxiteforever Jul 20 #1
elleng Jul 20 #2
bronxiteforever Jul 20 #3
lagomorph777 Jul 21 #11
BaileyBill Jul 20 #4
2naSalit Jul 20 #5
elleng Jul 20 #7
2naSalit Jul 20 #8
jimlup Jul 20 #6
ybbor Jul 20 #10
ybbor Jul 20 #9
StClone Jul 24 #14
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jul 21 #12
burrowowl Jul 22 #13
PCIntern Jul 26 #15

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:33 PM

1. Kick and recommend. Thanks for posting!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:46 PM

2. You're welcome. HOPE I can spot it, next days.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 03:47 PM

3. Me as well with this article!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:17 PM

11. I hope the sky is clear tonight - several cloudy nights in a row lately.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:06 PM

4. Helps to have binoculars but I have seen it over

the last two evenings (in N. Texas) with naked eyeballs.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:11 PM

5. I went out to look last night and found that

is true, what you say. It is below the lowest star in the big Dipper, but it is hard to see until about 10pm but as it gets darker it's easier to see. I discovered that I can see it between the trees in the back yard. As it gets darker, it becomes evident how huge the tail is. The whole thing is a pale blue. Best seen with binos or something stronger as it is faint... my normally good night-shot camera could not pick it up.

Best evening viewing is 10pm local time to about 1am depending on your location.

I got distracted several times by moving objects passing right between the Big Dipper and the comet, was a kind of busy night up there.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:25 PM

7. Good to hear; you give me hope!

NW sky/territory in front of me is clear, across a large river, few if any trees and 'city lights,' only prob may be mosquitoes, but I'll deal with them!

Will go out around 10 (turn TV up to hear Lawrence etc!)

I'm in southern MD, 60 miles south of DC.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:31 PM

8. Sounds like a plan!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:16 PM

6. Excellent finders guide!

Thanks!

I saw it Friday but tonight, if the clouds thin, I'm pulling out the 4" Newtonian.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:23 PM

10. Nice!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:22 PM

9. I've kept my telescope in my car

On clear nights we head to the country to check it out.

It’s impressive, not as much as Hale-Bopp, but better than Halley’s last visit.

Turn South-eastward and check out Jupiter and Saturn. A Telescope allows you to see Jupiter’s Galilean moons, and Saturn’s rings.

As Jack Horkheimer, RIP, said “Keep looking up”.

Happy gazing!

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Response to ybbor (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:21 PM

14. Pick your music



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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 07:15 PM

12. Without binocs it just looks like a little smudge below the Big Dipper - with binocs, it looks like

a real comet with head and tail!

Well worth having a look at it - getting away from the city and my computer is something I need to do more of!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:05 AM

13. Kick

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 09:58 AM

15. I use the app Night Sky

It’s wonderful. The free version is just fine for amateur astronomers

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