Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lynx (Lyn)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Comet NEOWISE 7/13/2020, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
Comet NEOWISE 7/13/2020
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Comet NEOWISE 7/13/2020

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Comet NEOWISE 7/13/2020, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
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Comet NEOWISE 7/13/2020

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Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T6

Software: O'Telescope BackYard EOS  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set


Dates:July 13, 2020

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 22.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.12%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3672126

RA center: 7h 25' 13"

DEC center: +46° 31' 4"

Pixel scale: 8.163 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 325.038 degrees

Field radius: 7.004 degrees


Resolution: 3360x5184

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is the first naked eye comet I've ever seen, despite all my years of looking at the night sky. This comet takes nearly 7,000 years to make one trip around the Sun, which means that the last time humans saw it, there were no Egyptian pyramids, no Stonehenge. No Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, or Islam. In fact, we were only beginning to create written language!

Anyway, last night, my son and I drove to a farm near our house in order to get an unobstructed view of the horizon. We both got eaten alive by mosquitoes, but he said it was one of the most fun nights he's ever had!

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Description: My son, as we tried to spot the comet in the twilight.

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Comet NEOWISE 7/13/2020, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane