Date: 7/16/20 10:24 am
From: 'Valway' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Comet Neowise
I have been looking every night, but it's been cloudy every night and now
again with the clouds! It will be closest to the earth on the 22nd--so a
good time to observe because it won't be back for another 6,000 years!
It's very exciting--isn't it?

On Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:27:10 AM UTC-4, paul wrote:
> 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.
> Good luck to all and enjoy!
> Paul Kursewicz, Epping

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