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    Comet Neowise

    This is pretty cool. Not sure I've actually seen a comet before! Has anyone seen it yet?
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/comet-ne...w-to-catch-it/

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    This is pretty cool. Not sure I've actually seen a comet before! Has anyone seen it yet?
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/comet-ne...w-to-catch-it/
    Was up at Crater Lake, OR over the weekend, saw something over in the NW part of the sky. At first thought it was a satellite, then poof, it was gone. So not sure if I saw it or an alien space craft spying on Earth.
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    THat's cool I hadn't heard of that, thanks. I'm gonna try to check that out if we get some clear weather

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    Haven't seen this one yet but now I've got to make an effort to look.

    I remember seeing Hale-Bopp in 1997 but I've got to go look for this one now. A comet visible to the naked eye is probably worth being awake at an inconvenient hour.

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    I remember seeing Hale-bopp too. We drove up to Snoqualmie pass to see it with less light pollution a few times. I also distinctly remember running through the yard as a 6-7 year old and suddenly it clicked that I was going to die before it came back to Earth

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    I'm holding out for Nibiru.

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    This is 2020, I'd be a little cautious when talking about comets.

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    Haha

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    I got out to see it this morning, but I was a little late. Intended to leave the house at 3:00, but didn't get out till almost 4:00. It starts getting light really early this time of year, even with daylight saving. I could see the comet well through binoculars, but was almost impossible to see with the naked eye at that time. Hopefully the comet is still visible in about a week when it will be in the northwest sky after sunset. That will be a much more reasonable hour for viewing!

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    Maybe Elon Musk could send a rocket to guide it a little closer to Earth.
    You know, like, for entertainment purposes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Maybe Elon Musk could send a rocket to guide it a little closer to Earth.
    You know, like, for entertainment purposes?
    What could possibly go wrong?

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    My photo efforts last night were a failure. Here's one where I've outlined the comet. As you can see it's already quite faint and this was at about 4:15 am.
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    what length was your exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    what length was your exposure?
    This was 1/6 second at 1600 ISO, f3.5. I think there were a couple problems: 1. the sky was just getting too light by then, and 2. there must have been a slight haze. When the sun came up the Olympics weren't very clear. I'm no expert in astrophotography, though.

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    Cloudy.
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    A local photog got this shot. He lists his settings in the post.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CChTCrtn0bN/

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    Here's a nice one with Mt. Hood from a local photographer. They gave their settings in this post
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    That Mt Hood shot is incredible!

    Sounds like the best evening viewing will begin this week. Technically the comet will be visible tonight, but it will be very close to the horizon. The best viewing will be between July 14-20 with the comet slowly moving up in the sky and moving from the NNW to the NW. Look in the sky about 80 minutes after sunset.
    https://www.space.com/comet-neowise-...july-2020.html

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    There’s some great photos on spaceweathergallery.com and Sky & Telescope. The photographers give their settings there too. Hoping to see it this week.

    https://spaceweathergallery.com/

    https://skyandtelescope.org/astronom...ights-at-dawn/

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    Here's a nice pic. Not mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    Here's a nice one with Mt. Hood from a local photographer. They gave their settings in this post
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    Nice photo. From the info it looks like he stacked the photos of Hood + comet at various settings to get that.

    Not nearly as majestic but here's one done unstacked with settings.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/photom...on_xf50-140mm/
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    being 2020, i fully expect a massive outgas to redirect the comet to hit Earth after swinging around the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    being 2020, i fully expect a massive outgas to redirect the comet to hit Earth after swinging around the sun.
    You must not tempt fate. This is 2020 and Murphy's Law is in full effect.

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