Neowise was observed in Prescott, Arizona. So, when I was unable to sleep around 3am, I checked the chart of the comet's path. Bighorn Fire had died down quite a bit, and there was little smoke to obscure the eastern horizon. The moon rise the evening before was clear. The predawn sky was beautiful. Capella and Venus were visible. Aldebaran was hanging below Venus, Pleiades far above. Mars was almost culminating. Setting Moon was leading Jupiter and Saturn. No wind. About 78 degrees.
There was no planning here. I thought I would try to image the comet in a few days. Grabbed my 10 x 25 binoculars. Hiked up a ladder. And caught my first glimpse about 4:15, 4:20 am. The window of opportunity is very narrow. I spent about 10 minutes observing, making mental notes. Watched the Moon set. Before too long, the brightness washed out most everything. Crepuscular rays surrounded Venus reminding me of our state flag.
Went in made coffee, and sketched out what I could remember on my phone app. My horizon consists of a building behind our property, and trees that grace their landscape and far away Agua Caliente Peak. This could be a very interesting display in the coming days.