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Comet Neowise!

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Jul 19, 2020.

Comet Neowise!

Started by Orion25 on Jul 19, 2020 at 9:24 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    I finally saw it! I took these images tonight, single exposures at 140mm, 55mm and prime focus. It was difficult to see with the naked eye from my location due to light pollution, but binoculars and the telescope brought out the greenish core and expansive tail.

    ASTRONOMY - COMET NEOWISE (f5.6, ISO 1600, 5s, 140mm) 7-19-20 SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - COMET NEOWISE (f5.6, ISO 1600, 10s, 55mm) 7-19-20 SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - COMET NEOWISE (PRIME FOCUS) 7-19-20 SM.jpg

    Nestled under the Great Bear (Big Dipper), it's not hard to find if you have reasonably dark, clear skies. It's at a respectable magnitude of 3 (as of July 19) and will be fading as it moves farther from the sun (even though it's getting closer to us right now: perigee is on July 23).

    Time to go comet hunting! :D
    Reggie
     
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  2. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Nice shots Reggie. I saw it at around 23:30 British Summer Time, Sunday. It was quite a bit fainter than last Sunday. It did look a bit dramatic at 80x though. After that it disappeared, it's circumpolar for me but was probably just too low.
     
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    Very nice Reg , glad you caught it.
     

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