Date: 7/16/20 6:27 am From: paul <pkursewicz...> Subject: [NHBirds] Comet Neowise
I realize that this is completely off-topic, but as an amateur astronomer I have to share this with all you nature lovers. There is a bright comet showing a long white tail in the NW sky right now. And all that you need to see it is a pair of binoculars (which I assume all of you have). It's about 20 degrees high from the horizon right now so if you have tall trees or a building in that area of sky in your yard you may have to relocate. It will get higher and higher each night. On the next clear night I suggest looking for the comet after 9 PM. It's not all that dark at that time but you will still be able to see it and as it gets darker the image will get better. Do a systematic scan starting at the horizon and work your way up. If you don't see it, do your scan again moving a little to the left or to the right until you do see it. You can't miss it.
For all of you who have a camera, attach it to a tripod and do a 3 - 5 second exposure with a high ISO and you should get something.