Vacation Throughput: Comet NEOWISE

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Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He is on Twitter, blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    We’ve had some overcast nights lately, and some early to bed nights, but my neighbors who stay up later than I have been posting fantastic pictures.Report

  2. Avatar Anne
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    We ate takin the kids ot tonight to see it. Dear husband is bringing his 800 lens with dome kind of multiplier to try to get photos.

    I saw Hale Bopp on a mountain in Colorado last year of my undergrad. Since then moved 4 times, got my masters, built my career, got married (4 step kiddos) and lost my dad.Report

    • Avatar DensityDuck in reply to Anne
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      We spotted it by finding the Big Dipper and going down towards the horizon from its lower point.

      Michael is right that you may see it more easily off the center of the eye than looking right at it; I did notice that, but didn’t understand why.Report

      • Avatar Anne in reply to DensityDuck
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        We did see it! It was really hard to find and see. The kids saw it last week with their uncle and said the tail was much less visible this time. Hopefully my husband got a few god shots of it. It willprobably be a week before I see images while he processes the multitude of photos he always takes…damn photographersReport

  3. fillyjonk fillyjonk
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    I tried, but my stupid town is in a stupid topographic bowl and every NW aspect I’ve been able to find, trees block my visability. I don’t like driving at night (bad eyes) and I suspect driving out to the lake is what it would take. I did drive around a bit one night and got turned around and wound up on a mining road, so that was fun (not)

    I am not big on asking people for stuff at the best of times and I’m not calling someone in the middle of a pandemic to try to inveigle them to driving me out to look at it. So unless we get a really clear night in the next few days and I get the guts to drive after dark, I’ll have to be content with others’ photos.Report

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