July 2020 Archives

Sketch of C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 18 July 2020Click for larger version. Such a spectacular view. Both naked eye and through binoculars. Even though it hasn't qualified for 'great' comet status, it is large and a beautiful ornament to the night sky right now. The sketch is a binocular view...
The last ten days have been a flurry of comet adventures. Following are images from those days and finishing up with a naked eye sketch from last night. It's been a while since I've posted one of those. The comet became more and more beautiful as it lofted into the...
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 7 July 2020, 3:44AM MST / 1044UTClick for larger version. There were no nearby clouds to contend with this morning and that permitted the view I was after with Merriam Crater. On any given day that old cinder cone is perfect—then catching it sharing the horizon...
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 6 July 2020, 3:51AM MST / 1051UTClick for larger version. Clouds put a really short timer on capturing comet-rise this morning. Between that and spending 10 minutes carefully maneuvering myself back out of a sketchy, unscouted road, I only managed a few shots before it ascended...
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - 5 July 2020, 4:09AM MST / 1109UTClick for larger version. I have a strong dislike of early mornings—but so worth it today because wow is that comet beautiful! C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) I was at Sunset Crater by 4AM. It was an easy naked-eye object, but really...

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