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#1 chrysalis

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 06:45 PM

In preparation for viewing the evening apparition of Comet NEOWISE, I went to the back corner of our property this morning and spent about an hour hacking down crepe myrtle and dogwood limbs so that (again after several years) I'd have a nice NW horizon looking out over a neighboring farm.

 

Here is the chart for NEOWISE tonight at 9:30 here. 6° above the horizon. Should be easy enough to locate based on orientation to Dubhe and Merak, the pointer stars. From theskylive.com.

 

PLEASE DON'T CLOUD UP OR RAIN BECAUSE OF THIS praying.gif !!!!

 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 07:38 PM

noice hope goes well



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

So...

 

The sky was so nice and clear and transparent last night!! Big Dipper was easily visible by 9:40 PM EDT. My newly hacked out NW horizon is superb!!!

 

However...

 

There was a pesky thick cloud that obscured just exactly the area where the comet would have been!

 

Better luck tonight I hope (click on pic for larger version):

 

NEOWISE 945PM EDT 7-14-20.JPG


Edited by chrysalis, 14 July 2020 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 04:06 AM

See my first evening report from this vantage point posted here :) :

 

https://www.cloudyni...ise/?p=10338482




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