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Old July 21st 20, 03:26 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
-hh
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Last Saturday night (7/18/20)

I'd previously pent a couple of nights at home looking for it,
but finally decided to drive ~20 minutes west to get some
distance on our light pollution for darker skies.


I found that the shot I like the best was before it really
got completely dark, with my shorter telephoto:

http://huntzinger.com/photo/2020/Neowise_portrait.jpg

On spotting, take & use binoculars; its brightness was low
enough such that I could *not* spot this by the naked eye,
probably due to the triple-whammy of old eyes, local light
pollution, old eyes and it just not being all that bright
of an object.

Did have some cloud cover roll in to obscure it for 10-15
minutes, which of course occurred just after I'd finished
with my one telephoto and was swapping to the longer lens.


-hh
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Old July 21st 20, 04:26 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Ennev
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To: -hh

http://huntzinger.com/photo/2020/Neowise_portrait.jpg

On spotting, take & use binoculars; its brightness was low
enough such that I could *not* spot this by the naked eye,
probably due to the triple-whammy of old eyes, local light
pollution, old eyes and it just not being all that bright
of an object.


Great shoot, I when more up north this weekend too hoping to see it, but
I didn't bring a camera :-( ( well my iPhone actually
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCxFdtenbnR/ but does it count? ;-) )

And I've spotted it with my naked eyes, but you really need to know
where to look and expect it to be very faith. This it's that now it's
getting away to it will go dimmer, i guess in a few day it's going to be
it unless you use a telescope.
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Old July 21st 20, 06:24 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 21/07/2020 16:26, Ennev wrote:
Â*To: -hh

http://huntzinger.com/photo/2020/Neowise_portrait.jpg

On spotting, take & use binoculars; its brightness was low
enough such that I could *not* spot this by the naked eye,
probably due to the triple-whammy of old eyes, local light
pollution, old eyes and it just not being all that bright
of an object.


Great shoot, I when more up north this weekend too hoping to see it, but
I didn't bring a camera :-( ( well my iPhone actually
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCxFdtenbnR/ but does it count? ;-) )

And I've spotted it with my naked eyes, but you really need to know
where to look and expect it to be very faith. This it's that now it's
getting away to it will go dimmer, i guess in a few day it's going to be
it unless you use a telescope.
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https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgWUVp-GofSYjTbaKSrAOVqBvUfo

XT-3, 100-400 at 100, 5 seconds at ISO 6400 and f/4.3.

I have a series of images to stack, but have not had time yet. Next time
it is clear I will be going out with the 90mm f/2.
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Old July 21st 20, 06:30 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Bill W
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On Jul 21, 2020, hh wrote
(in ):

Last Saturday night (7/18/20)

I'd previously pent a couple of nights at home looking for it,
but finally decided to drive ~20 minutes west to get some
distance on our light pollution for darker skies.

I found that the shot I like the best was before it really
got completely dark, with my shorter telephoto:

http://huntzinger.com/photo/2020/Neowise_portrait.jpg

On spotting, take & use binoculars; its brightness was low
enough such that I could *not* spot this by the naked eye,
probably due to the triple-whammy of old eyes, local light
pollution, old eyes and it just not being all that bright
of an object.


No real problem with light pollution around me, but it was still barely
visible to me. In fact, I had to look away from it for my eyes to pick it up.
I didn’t even bother grabbing a camera. Even if I could have gotten a good
shot, it would be one of a few billion, I suppose. Your photo came out well.

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Old July 21st 20, 08:39 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Carlos E.R.
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On 21/07/2020 16.26, -hh wrote:
Last Saturday night (7/18/20)

I'd previously pent a couple of nights at home looking for it,
but finally decided to drive ~20 minutes west to get some
distance on our light pollution for darker skies.


I found that the shot I like the best was before it really
got completely dark, with my shorter telephoto:

http://huntzinger.com/photo/2020/Neowise_portrait.jpg


Are you shooting N-E and dawn, or west and sunset?

I ask, because here it is only visible just before dawn. In a few days
we expect to see it at 22:30 hours (20:30 hours solar time).



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Cheers, Carlos.
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Old July 21st 20, 09:43 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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To: Carlos E.R.

I ask, because here it is only visible just before dawn. In a few days
we expect to see it at 22:30 hours (20:30 hours solar time).


In north-america it's now visible in the early evening under the Big
Dipper. Magnitude 6 and under a perfect dark sky human eyes can see up
to 8, so it's very faith and it will get dimmer

Just found this link :
https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-se...020-f3-neowise
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Old July 22nd 20, 06:15 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
David Taylor
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On 21/07/2020 18:30, Bill W wrote:
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No real problem with light pollution around me, but it was still barely
visible to me. In fact, I had to look away from it for my eyes to pick it up.
I didn’t even bother grabbing a camera. Even if I could have gotten a good
shot, it would be one of a few billion, I suppose. Your photo came out well.


You're lucky! Lot's of light pollution here in Edinburgh, but the Pixel
3 phone has an "astro-photography" mode which gave something. Hardly
visible to the naked eye, averted vision helped a little.

https://twitter.com/gm8arv/status/1284807763370090496

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David
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Old July 22nd 20, 12:04 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Carlos E.R.
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On 21/07/2020 22.43, Ennev wrote:
Â*To: Carlos E.R.

I ask, because here it is only visible just before dawn. In a few days
we expect to see it at 22:30 hours (20:30 hours solar time).


In north-america it's now visible in the early evening under the Big
Dipper. Magnitude 6 and under a perfect dark sky human eyes can see up
to 8, so it's very faith and it will get dimmer


Thanks. That figures.


Just found this link :
https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-se...020-f3-neowise


Pity that the google Sky Map doesn't have it. Stellarium does, but needs
a computer. The laptop is more cumbersome than the phone to carry.



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Cheers, Carlos.
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Old July 22nd 20, 12:33 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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On Jul 22, 2020, Carlos E.R. wrote
(in article ):

On 21/07/2020 22.43, Ennev wrote:
To: Carlos E.R.

I ask, because here it is only visible just before dawn. In a few days
we expect to see it at 22:30 hours (20:30 hours solar time).


In north-america it's now visible in the early evening under the Big
Dipper. Magnitude 6 and under a perfect dark sky human eyes can see up
to 8, so it's very faith and it will get dimmer


Thanks. That figures.


Just found this link :
https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-se...020-f3-neowise


Pity that the google Sky Map doesn't have it. Stellarium does, but needs
a computer. The laptop is more cumbersome than the phone to carry.


Here is the info for this morning on *SkyGuide* on my iPad, from my location in California. An iPad is not too cumbersome.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i01aqj1cduxggwl/IMG_4668.PNG

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Regards,
Savageduck

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Old July 22nd 20, 12:49 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Carlos E.R.
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On 22/07/2020 13.33, Savageduck wrote:
On Jul 22, 2020, Carlos E.R. wrote
(in article ):

On 21/07/2020 22.43, Ennev wrote:
To: Carlos E.R.

I ask, because here it is only visible just before dawn. In a few days
we expect to see it at 22:30 hours (20:30 hours solar time).

In north-america it's now visible in the early evening under the Big
Dipper. Magnitude 6 and under a perfect dark sky human eyes can see up
to 8, so it's very faith and it will get dimmer


Thanks. That figures.


Just found this link :
https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-se...020-f3-neowise


Pity that the google Sky Map doesn't have it. Stellarium does, but needs
a computer. The laptop is more cumbersome than the phone to carry.


Here is the info for this morning on *SkyGuide* on my iPad, from my location in California. An iPad is not too cumbersome.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i01aqj1cduxggwl/IMG_4668.PNG


Apple products are way too expensive for my liking. I have a laptop of
about that size, anyway.


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Cheers, Carlos.
 




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