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Title: Comet Neowise from Chimney Top
Post by: wsp_scott on July 24, 2020, 01:17:24 PM
The weather and my wife cooperated so I could see the comet earlier this week.

Waiting for darkness there is a 1-day old moon low in the west
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3r89RBZu7TM/Xxho-foUG4I/AAAAAAAAjIE/rdlE9XeFoS4VW7U-6kflFreoOuCUhw9SACLcBGAsYHQ/w976-h650/Jul%2B21%2B2020_6.jpg)

A little easier to see
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C2N6IyRX0sU/XxomyS1wUPI/AAAAAAAAjI8/Yv_9iolSl3kiFB-47JhRVrbNwv5PcAZhQCLcBGAsYHQ/w976-h650/Jul%2B21%2B2020_6_circle.jpg)

Comet time
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xKA48Aupigg/Xxho9VoGbwI/AAAAAAAAjH4/InfZBY_ziZIhbQ2acJDP7QniclQhVtSWwCLcBGAsYHQ/w976-h650/Jul%2B21%2B2020_23.jpg)

I stacked 12 individual photos to reduce the noise a bit
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pj9RKAnpqqo/XxiFLCkikHI/AAAAAAAAjIs/FroNcmbjOoMa7yyk638RlwbnLg063B-EgCLcBGAsYHQ/w520-h781/Jul%2B21%2B2020_1.jpg)

Milky Way, Jupiter and clouds lit by lightning
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xhAk-stIeJE/Xxho-swLAaI/AAAAAAAAjIM/vSZrXMdiNvoeO5ECjxBjaohDlswC_dZKwCLcBGAsYHQ/w520-h781/Jul%2B21%2B2020_67.jpg)

I had never been to Chimney Top at night. When I got there about 20 people were "waiting" for me, one guy even had a telescope that he was letting people look through. By the end (midnight) it was just me and one other photographer. I left about 12:30 to make my way back to Lexington. Very glad I had the opportunity to see/photograph the comet.
Title: Re: Comet Neowise from Chimney Top
Post by: keith on July 24, 2020, 05:47:05 PM
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Comet Neowise from Chimney Top
Post by: HudAud1021 on July 24, 2020, 07:47:48 PM
Amazing pictures.
Title: Re: Comet Neowise from Chimney Top
Post by: Bazinga on July 25, 2020, 06:41:06 AM
AWESOME!!
Title: Re: Comet Neowise from Chimney Top
Post by: upfromtheashes on August 04, 2020, 08:00:03 AM
Fantastic photos.  The Milky Way with the lightning is incredible!
Title: Re: Comet Neowise from Chimney Top
Post by: wsp_scott on August 13, 2020, 02:46:13 PM
Glad you all liked the photos. The comet was pretty cool to see, but I would have liked to have Chimney Top to myself :)