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Comet Neowise seen in from Top of Europe 19/7/20

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Hudspith
Hudspith
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Jul 20, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Whilst browsing the Jungfraujoch webcams yesterday evening I noticed that the comet NEOWISE was visible in the night sky. I am sorry about the photo quality but they were taken off my laptop screen using my mobile phone. Keep your eyes peeled for the next few nights as it will still be visible in the skies on clear nights and hopefully we might get some clearer photos. Good luck everyone I hope you get to see it as it isn't coming back for 7000 years.

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Arno
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Jul 20, 2020 - 3:14 PM

Hi Hudspith,

Thanks for sharing that! It's smart to keep an eye on the Jungfraujoch webcam. I went to the webcam archive and retrieved a screenshot from 19 July at 11:10 PM. Still tiny, but clear enough to recognize it. See attached.

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Chez60
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Jul 21, 2020 - 7:50 AM

Wow, thanks for these shots. Got to say I look at the webcam a lot during day time but never checked this out of an evening. I will now do that more often before switching off at night.

Hudspith
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Jul 21, 2020 - 7:54 AM

Chez60 - if you are trying to spot the comet it will be visible for another couple of weeks but at its closest to earth on 22/23 July - I am on UK time and it appears if skies are clear about 10pm onwards. Hope that helps.

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Chez60
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Jul 21, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Thanks for that - I'm also UK time so will try to remember to have a look.

Hudspith
Hudspith
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Jul 21, 2020 - 10:08 AM

For anyone interested trying to see the comet NEOWISE not just on Jungfraujoch webcam but from your own home if you have a mobile phone I suggest you use a free star viewing app and find the star called Capella and the comet is found to the left and up of that (I use one called Sky View - its free). Another good way to find it without a phone is to find the Plough (sometimes called the Big Dipper) - as few clouds as possible to the North, look North for a bright star, look diagonal left and down for a less bright star, look in the same direction about the same distance and you should see the Comet. Bear in mind that photos you see are long exposures which show the tail but to the naked eye it looks like a small light moving slowly across the sky. Good luck skygazing everyone.

Annika
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Jul 21, 2020 - 10:42 AM in reply to Hudspith

Thanks for sharing those impressive screenshots Hudspith, and for your tips to see the comet!

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