Comet NEOWISE is looking like the best comet since C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) in 2013 resulting in CloudyNights being inundated with excellent observations. Please consider contributing your observations to one or more of the excellent organizations that archive, analyze, and publish comet observations and research.
The Comet Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) is soliciting all types of Comet NEOWISE observations including, but not limited to, images, sketches, spectra, brightness estimates, and textual descriptions. One does not need to be a member of the ALPO to contribute, though joining the ALPO is greatly appreciated and includes a subscription to the Strolling Astronomer, the quarterly Journal of the ALPO.
Observations can be posted here (preferred so everyone can enjoy your observations) or sent directly to the ALPO at < firstname.lastname@example.org >. If there is an easier way for you to contribute, just let me know. There is no such thing as a bad observations, so please don't feel your observations are not "good enough". You can see what others have contributed at the ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery. A hearty thanks to everyone who is already contributing observations!
In addition to NEOWISE, there are a number of other reasonably bright comets visible. In the evening we have C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) at 6th-7th magnitude, C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) at 9th magnitude, and 88P/Howell at 10th magnitude. In the southern hemisphere, 2P/Encke is currently at 7th-8th magnitude. For more info on these and other comets, check out the ALPO Comet News for July 2020 forum.
The ALPO is only one of many organizations doing professional quality work in archiving, analyzing, and publishing comet observations. All of these fine organizations would also benefit from your observations.
Comet Observation Database (visual and CCD photometry) [ https://cobs.si/ ]
International Comet Quarterly (ICQ) (visual and CCD photometry) [ http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/ ]
Cometbase (visual and CCD photometry) [ http://18.104.22.168/ ]
CARA Project (af(rho) CCD photometry) [ http://cara.uai.it/ ]
British Astronomical Society (all observations) [ https://britastro.org/section_front/10 ]
The German Comet Group (all observations) [ https://fg-kometen.v....de/fgk_hpe.htm ]
Observación de Cometas de la LIADA (all observations) [ https://rastreadores...-observaciones/ ]
Astronomical Ring for Access to Spectroscopy (ARAS) (spectroscopy) [ http://www.astrosurf.com/aras/ ]
This is not an exhaustive list and doesn't include numerous groups on Facebook and other social media sites that I should, be don't, frequent. If there are any organizations that I missed, just add them in the comments.
Edited by Carl H., 08 July 2020 - 01:24 PM.