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Comet NEOWISE

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:00 pm
by rene-gedaly
Surprised and pleased to see a long tail and some color in NEOWISE this morning. From Crystal Beach, TX.
With 8x42 binoculars. First sighted at 5:11 and could no longer see just after 5:44. Color was peach, but not due to rising sun (I don't believe) as not yet nautical twilight (will need to check that). Coma circular, tail "long" and not split in binoculars. Will sketch at next sighting.

Re: Comet NEOWISE

PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:07 am
by rene-gedaly
Spotted NEOWISE again this morning, slept thru alarm yesterday. Much harder to spot, very low on beach horizon, tail still long, nice spherical coma with bright center, little discernible color. 7/13/20 at 5:20 thru 5:35 with 10x50 Nikon Action and 8x42 Nikon Monarch binoculars.

Tried to spot last evening. Cloud bank obstructed sunset as well as C/2020 F3. Will try to see it this evening. Would be cool both morning and evening twilight.

No love from Mercury. Cloud banks.

Re: Comet NEOWISE

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:08 pm
by rene-gedaly
No evening sightings yet. Below is a great map posted by Astro Joe. If you can't see it, log into the website or go to the HAS Facebook page.
NEOWISE finder.PNG
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