Comet Neowise

Comet Neowise is paying us a visit. If you’re up before sunrise (about 6-6:30 a.m.) and look to the northeast, just above the horizon, you just might be able to see a real rare treat…a comet. Information about comet Neowise can be found at this link: https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-comet-c2020-f3-neowise. Here are a few pics I took this morning using a 600mm telephoto lens. It will take a pretty strong pair of binoculars to see it, so happy comet watching.

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Photography and Travel, specifically adventure travel and backpacking in remote North America, give me an excuse to stay outside. If kayaks, bikes, backpacks, Jeeps, archeology, geology and wildlife can be included, all the better. Having spent my life working in the fashion and photography industries, I love the unusual, the spectacular, and the beautiful. God has given us a wonderful world in which to live, and I try to open others’ eyes to its wonders. I have shared nearly 50 years of this indescribable wonder with my wife, Jodie, and we go everywhere together. I hope you will share some of our journey with us.

10 thoughts on “Comet Neowise

  1. Cool. Of course I am always up early enough but we are due for several days of potentially rainy weather so we’ll see….or not. Nice that you got these shots. If it’s clear it might be good with my SX-60 that goes to “1365mm”.

    1. It’s not looking good for tomorrow morning. But I just read that It will be highest in the sky on 7/11 and then visible at dusk for a few days after that so there is still hope.

  2. I was wondering, since you are in the northeast, and it is visible to our northeast, it should be higher in the sky for you than for me. My info also described it returning for a few days in the evening (I think this weekend, but you should check that out), so here’s hoping you get a good look at it with that extreme telephoto. I’d be anxious to see what kind of image you can get with that.

    1. I have an early start to work this morning but will see about tomorrow and then the weekend. The forecast is still ofr rain over the next few days but that changes by the hour. If I get anything you’ll be sure to see it. Here’s an example of what the SX-60 can do with the moon.

  3. If I could get myself down to Galveston 45 minutes before sunrise, and if our hazy humidity weren’t so thick, and if I had some binoculars, I’ll bet I could spot this one. I know the stars that mark the place where it will be tomorrow morning. As it is, I’ll enjoy your photos. I really was intrigued by the photos of its split tail. That’s pretty cool.

    The last comet I’ve seen was Lulin. Thanks for reminding me of that one — it was especially beautiful.

    1. The advantage there is that I’d be looking away from the lights of the Houston ship channel and the various petrochemical industries to the east. It’s on my calendar.

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