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Set your alarms, Comet Neowise is putting on a GOOD show..

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#451 Gil V

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 05:15 PM

Last night Neowise was just barely visible in my lousy 8x22 binoculars from my lousy CT skies.

Might bring out grab and go for a final view tonight.
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#452 jeff.bottman

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 05:56 PM

Here's my second shot at processing, focusing on getting rid of the notorious star streaks in the trail.  From July 25, 200 ten second exposures, 300mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon D750 camera.  PI processed.  Location: Snoqualmie Pass, WA

 

 

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:27 PM

Here's my second shot at processing, focusing on getting rid of the notorious star streaks in the trail.  From July 25, 200 ten second exposures, 300mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon D750 camera.  PI processed.  Location: Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Still pretty green at it aren’t you ? Just kidding it looks pretty nice to me, I should be so lucky !



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Posted 29 July 2020 - 08:24 AM

Here's my second shot at processing, focusing on getting rid of the notorious star streaks in the trail.  From July 25, 200 ten second exposures, 300mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon D750 camera.  PI processed.  Location: Snoqualmie Pass, WA

That is one amazing image! OK, I clearly can't contribute an image like Jeff's, but I did get out last night and take a few undriven shots with an Olympus Micro 4/3 format camera on a tripod and a vintage Olympus OM-series 50 mm, f/1.8 lens. Details: ISO 1600, f/2.8, 8 seconds. The comet was easily visible with 10 x 50 binoculars and I could see the tail out to around one degree, but it was greatly washed out by the moonlight. I could not see it with the naked eye. The comet is now well up in the northwest, so there's less atmospheric extinction. Clear skies and relatively dry air helped, but the moonlight is a major negative factor. Still, the photos easily show a greenish nucleus, much enlarged from a week ago, with a broad tail. It's still easy to find, but you'll need some optical aid.

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#455 Gil V

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 09:04 PM

Looked like an unresolved globular in the awful CT skies tonight. Using 4” RFT, no tail detected.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:27 AM

The comet was attractively located right next to the Coma Berenices Cluster last night (7-29-20) in my 7x35 and 10x50 binoculars.

 

Please see my report here:

 

https://www.cloudyni...-us/?p=10379231


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:22 AM

Each of the many nights I have observed NEOWISE , countless Starlink satellites passing thru FOV every few minutes from my location. All 5th mag and brighter.  

 

The green tinge I had not noticed Saturday night ,or in the smaller grab and go scopes. 

Last several nights in 4.5" was clearly green coma. In 13" much more so. 

Its funny though most of the many, many great pics of the comet show no Starlink sats, I guess they were all edited out ? Through my 100mm refractor and my 10x50 Bak4 binos under Bortle 1 skies I don’t recall seeing any, maybe I am too far north at 46° lat ? Just lucky I guess ? Clear Starlink Skize !



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:28 AM

PixInsight has a great tool that kills satellite trails during image integration.

 

Its funny though most of the many, many great pics of the comet show no Starlink sats, I guess they were all edited out ? Through my 100mm refractor and my 10x50 Bak4 binos under Bortle 1 skies I don’t recall seeing any, maybe I am too far north at 46° lat ? Just lucky I guess ? Clear Starlink Skize !



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 12:18 PM

I took out my 72mm ED refractor with original Vixen Portamount out on Sunday or Monday, the 26th or 27th (forget), and found the large, near First Quarter moon very destructive to the view.  Of course, it's farther now than it was on the 21st, when I first saw Neowise, but was very unimpressed with this week's vista, moon glow and all.  I could kind of tell it was a comet.  Not much of a tail, but it was smeared against the washed out heavens.  The original image of the comet on the 21st was amazing!  Wasn't naked eye, so close to sunset and all, but through the same scope, it was brilliant and bright, with the main dust tail and just visible faint gas one.  Gosh, rather disappointed with the view earlier this week, but perhaps, if it's not too far away from us by Friday, August 7th (and skies are clear that evening), it'll still have some of that original glory from the 21st, after show-stealing Luna has exited from the early evening skies.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:39 PM

Caught the comet tonight (7/30) in my 10x50 binocs then in my 8" f/9 scope. In my Bortle, I dunno, 20 skies I could fairly easily see the comet right on the outskirts of the "coathanger" like open cluster Collinder 256. It had a slightly bluish appearance with a hint of the tail pointing east. In the 8" the coma jumped out looking like a moderately bright elliptical galaxy with a slightly fainter outer core. Could not see the bluish color nor could I see the tail in the 8". 



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:58 PM

UPDATE: July 30, 2020 about 10:30 to 10:45 pm EDT.

 

Well I was able to see Comet Neowise with 10 X 50 binoculars very easily, however could not see it with the unaided eye due to the bright Moon and some very thin clouds moving through. Nucleus is still there but looks like a globular type cluster of haze and blurry with a greenish bluish color. The tail is short maybe 1 to 1-1/2 degrees long, a bit wide but very dim as expected. I was able to take my last picture of Comet Neowise and give my farewell to such a beautiful display it put on for us amateur astronomers.

 

I apologize that the Comet is not centered in the picture as I had to hurry before a large herd of thin clouds was making its way toward the comet, thus I had a short opening in the sky to snap a pic of Comet Neowise. I used my favorite 50 mm Canon lens at f/2.8 ISO 1600 combining 10 lights and 6 darks at 8 seconds. 

 

The Comet can be seen at the bottom of the Cropped picture. Nothing great to look at but it is a pic of the fading Comet Neowise none the less.

 

NOTE: Click the picture to see a larger version. 

 

Cheers

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:28 AM

UPDATE: July 31, 2020 about 11:00 to 11:15 pm EDT.

 

Sorry Folks if my posts are getting old, but I had to take one last pic of Comet Neowise yesterday night July 31, 2020 as clear skies here in Clarkson, N.Y. are not very common. It has been one heck of July for decent skies here, thus my taking advantage.

 

Anyhow, Comet Neowise is one warrior and continues to fight to be viewed by us earthlings! Other than a bit of drowning out by the Moon, the nucleus is still noticeable in my 10 X 50 binoculars and more greenish now via pics. The tail continues to fade with a length of 1 to 1-1/2 degrees. I am guessing the comet is near magnitude 5. Again could not see the comet with the unaided eye but maybe someone with very dark skies, no Moon and good eyes might be able to.

 

50 mm Canon lens at f/2.8 ISO 1600 combining 10 lights and 6 darks at 10 seconds

 

NOTE: Click the picture to see a larger version

Added an Annotated version as well.

 

Cheers

Don

 

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Annotated Comet Neowise.jpg

 


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#463 Bill Weir

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:47 AM

Sketches from Thursday night ed80 and 6” dob. At a quick glance noticing just the coma and pseudo nucleus while still looking like many telescopic comets the view kind of made me think planetary nebula. 

 

Still holding on for the 3rd and 6th. M64 then M53 & NGC 5053

 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 04:27 AM

Please see my report for 7-31-20 here:

 

  https://www.cloudyni...-us/?p=10385024


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 03:12 PM

While it seems to be yesterday’s news, the last few days The comets has been in the vicinity of some prominent DSOs.

 

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#466 DonP

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 05:19 PM

Well i did not get to see comet Neowise. it has been cloudy every night for the past month i need to move.lol



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:33 PM

My short report on Comet Neowise from last night (8-9-20) here:

 

https://www.cloudyni...ise/?p=10408638



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 03:38 AM

See my report from last night (8-10-20) here:

https://www.cloudyni...ise/?p=10411327




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