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Has anyone viewed comet neo wise with their. Classic scope?

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#1 brian dewelles

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 03:49 PM

It was beautiful this morning 7-7-20 rising above horizon about 4:05 AM. 5-7 degrees below capella in northeast. Once you pick it up in binoculars the tail looked to be one degree, easily naked eye. It should be spectacular in any small classic. I will try tomorrow morning with my 4.25" ANRA RFT newtonian. I just had the binoculars this morning. Be sure to give it a look.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:23 PM

It was beautiful this morning 7-7-20 rising above horizon about 4:05 AM. 5-7 degrees below capella in northeast. Once you pick it up in binoculars the tail looked to be one degree, easily naked eye. It should be spectacular in any small classic. I will try tomorrow morning with my 4.25" ANRA RFT newtonian. I just had the binoculars this morning. Be sure to give it a look.

I will have to check it out. Been a while since I have viewed a comet.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:32 PM

Not yet. Hoping for a chance this weekend. 



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Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

Tried Saturday morning and this morning...too many clouds.  We’re in an icky weather pattern right now.



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Posted 07 July 2020 - 07:39 PM

We're due for a good bright one with a tail again. Seems like we get a great show about every twenty years. We had Comet Ikeya-Seki in 1965, Comet West in 1976, Comet Hyakutake in 1996, and Comet Hale-Bopp 1997. We are overdue for a really good one!


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:21 PM

Not yet.....  too many trees in the way on the east side from my yard pier... and I've been trying to sleep in, so no getting up early (job change!)

 

I was trying to plot C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) today, just using some online tools. It seems that from my lat/lon - the best views would be somewhere between 19 July - 24 July, where it would be close to Ursa Major in the North sky..... and around 46° in the late evening sky. 

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:26 AM

Check out this German site. Mouthwatering pics. Split tail due to sodium emittance? 

 

Looking forward to catch a glimpse. Bad weather expected for a week or so.

 

https://fg-kometen.v..._7_07072020.htm

 

 


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 10:11 AM

I cant say I "viewed" it through a classic, but I did use my F5 Genesis to photograph it this morning.  Views were done using my classic naked eyes and a binocular set.

 

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Starting at about 5AM I took a series of 4 second exposures using a Canon T3i and the Genesis at 500mm FL.  The comet was barely visible naked eye and a bunch of thin clouds and haze interfered somewhat.  Still - the best comet in years!

 

The Genesis did not disappoint!  I need to check out Saturn and Jupiter with it but it is all set up with a camera for another attempt tomorrow morning.

 

Clay


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 10:35 AM

Yes observed it Monday morning with my B&Lomb 80mm model 8080

 

Images are with my Canon DSLR no scope used.

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 10:50 AM

Nice picture!   Robin and i viewed comet again this morning, RFT gave nice view, tail seemed longer than yesterday, maybe a function of being a little higher above horizon and less moon. Dug out my old United 20x50mm binoculars from the seventies  and they gave by far the most impressive view. It really looks great through any small scope or binocular.


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:25 AM

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The Comet Catcher actually catching a comet!! Hooray!


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:30 AM

I observed the comet with the 2045. Under Bortle 9 light pollution I only managed to see 0.2 degrees of tails.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:52 AM

Cleared up just enough to view with Asashi Jupiter 60mm scope and 10x50 binoculars. Comet was not naked eye but core and tail showed nicely in the Asashi. Binocular view was a little wobbly need to mount them. Come.jpeg

 


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:57 AM

Caught it finally at about 4:40 Central this morning, with binoculars, and then could pick it up naked-eye. We have a tree line across the highway that obstructs it from the horizon; may have to try the roof this weekend. Now that I've seen it, going to try to get one of the Sears scopes on it.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 11:26 AM

Yes. I saw it yesterday evening, around 21.00 UT or 11 P.M. local daylight saving time, very low over the NNW horizon. First found it in 8x40 binoculars and then in my Zeiss C63/840. I managed to take a photo of it, afocally through a 16mm Zeiss ortho with my handheld Sony Xperia mobile phone, set to "nighttime Portait" mode. You can just glimpse the tail, pointing to the upper left. The image is mirror-reversed. The photo is VERY close to the visual impression in the eyepiece.

 

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Clear skies!
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:55 PM

Thomas, that's a great shot with a cell phone!

 

This morning around 5:30 the low clouds dissipated enough to easily glimpse the comet with my 8X56 Swarovski Habicht SL porros (Are they vintage?) from the backyard, but not with the naked eye. The bright comet nucleus and tail were obvious in the binos.   By the time I pulled out the 60mm Shrine Manon, the morning sky brightened so that the view was significantly degraded; the coma and nucleus were easily visible in the scope but the tail was much more elusive. 


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:34 PM

We're due for a good bright one with a tail again. Seems like we get a great show about every twenty years. We had Comet Ikeya-Seki in 1965, Comet West in 1976, Comet Hyakutake in 1996, and Comet Hale-Bopp 1997. We are overdue for a really good one!

I remember how much they built up Comet Panstarrs in... 2013?  They talked about how it was going to be the comet of the century and then ended up being a near total bust.  This comet they didn't talk much about on it's way to the sun, and it ends up being pretty good.  Funny how that works.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:56 PM

I remember how much they built up Comet Panstarrs in... 2013?  They talked about how it was going to be the comet of the century and then ended up being a near total bust.  This comet they didn't talk much about on it's way to the sun, and it ends up being pretty good.  Funny how that works.

After the Kohoutek fiasco and the Halley bust, I'm always cautiously optimistic and pleasantly surprised when a comet makes it big! lol.gif


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:58 PM

The tail seems better each day and view again through United binoculars 20x50 was great. This comet does seem to be one of those objects thats as good or better through a small scope vs. a bigger one.

We cant see it from our backyard because of trees, but we get great views from two spots a short hike/drive from our house. One is the town cemetery on a hill overlooking our town. The other is an uncompleted housing development with streets but no houses from the real estate bubble/bust of 2008. Both give great views to eastern horizon but are a little erie which we both kind of like.

This is probably the third best comet ive seen in my life (hyakutake , hale bopp) and since today is my 65th birthday its been a real treat to see.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 02:20 PM

4:30 am Fort Collins Colorado  C90 500mm  

 

 

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:27 PM

The tail seems better each day and view again through United binoculars 20x50 was great. This comet does seem to be one of those objects thats as good or better through a small scope vs. a bigger one.

We cant see it from our backyard because of trees, but we get great views from two spots a short hike/drive from our house. One is the town cemetery on a hill overlooking our town. The other is an uncompleted housing development with streets but no houses from the real estate bubble/bust of 2008. Both give great views to eastern horizon but are a little erie which we both kind of like.

This is probably the third best comet ive seen in my life (hyakutake , hale bopp) and since today is my 65th birthday its been a real treat to see.

Happy Birthday Brian! I hope today and tonight are absolutely stellar! Telescope.gif

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:17 PM

Good evening all!

 

I was lucky enough to get out another morning with my F5 Genesis and took a couple of image stacks.  The first is a 30 sub stack of 10 second exposures:

 

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The second is a 30 sub stack of 20 second exposures:

 

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The Genesis is performing beautifully.  I am so glad I managed to find this scope.

 

Clay


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:48 PM

Yesterday, I pointed a camera at it.

 

Today, had some clouds, so I pointed the 80mm f/11 Mizar/Meade at it.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 01:38 PM

Clouds here in our part of arizona today so it was really just a fuzz ball. Hope we get a few more dry days before monsoon pattern sets up.comet has been great in its own way but also provides a break from monotony of sheltering in place, and our dog likes being walked at 4.00am. Thanks for bday wishes. Only hope next year we can be in Silver city or Aztec or Durango or Moab. Any one will do.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 07:55 AM

Caught it with some bins last night. Could not find it night before, but caught it about 9:20 or so local Central time. We are up on a hill, but the tree line across the highway started blocking the view by 9:40 or so. Once I found it, I got my wife to come out front for a look, and she was wowed by it. Will likely have to go elsewhere if we want to catch it by scope, given the tree line and lack of options in our yard.


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