Saturday, July 18, 2020

Comet Watched

We took off to drive down the beach around 9:30. We found a low dune with a good view of the NW sky.  We have some light pollution from nearby Prince Frederick, but with a little work (and the aid of a chart) we found it, below and left of the Big Dipper (Ursa Major). It is still visible to the naked eye, as kind of a smear of light, but with even a lousy pair of binoculars, you could see the core and the tail. I dutifully pointed the camera and took a picture, but I didn't even bother to download it; there simply won't be enough light.

Maybe we'll try again one of these days soon,. since it should be around a few more days, and it will climb higher in the night sky as it fades away on its outbound orbit.

Not my jetty

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