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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:56 AM

Hi all,

 

This morning I had my first view of Comet NOWISE in the dawn sky this morning.  I was able to find it earlier in the evening quite easily, but my best view of it was undoubtedly this morning.  To the naked eye, the comet dominates the skies and has a long somewhat 'speckly' tail which extended about some 20°.  Later, we some NLCs also joined the comet:

 

Comet NEOWISE 2020-07-11_0206UT_visual_PAbel.png

 

Telescopically, the view is quite interesting.  I examined the nucleus with my 12" Newtonian and there was a distinct yellowish colour present, not to dissimilar to the colour of Jupiter when seen withe naked eye:

 

Comet NEOWISE 2020-07-11_0210UT_visual_PAbel.png

 

For me personally, this is probably one of the best comets of the 21st century!

 

Best wishes,

-Paul


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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:49 AM

Paul,

 

Very good sketches of Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 02:11 PM

Paul,

You got a nice look at the comet.  Great sketches.  smile.gif



#4 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:50 AM

Thanks all!!



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:37 PM

Hi Paul,

Beautiful rendering of the comet. I particularly, like the image through the eyepiece. There's a real sense of movement from it... Gorgeous!

Clear skies,

Darren.


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