How to observe comet NEOWISE

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE was discovered on March 27, the space infrared telescope WISE (Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer), and July 3, it passed perihelion at a distance of 0.29 astronomical units from the Sun and, unlike many other comets, not destroyed. On minimum distance from Earth, the comet will be held July 23 — this time it will be at a distance of 103.5 million kilometers from our planet. And now it’s time to watch the next opportunity to see it in all its glory will appear only after a few thousand years.

Perhaps the last inhabitants of the middle latitudes of the Northern hemisphere were able to observe visible to the naked eye comets almost a quarter of a century ago — it was a comet Hyakutake and Hale-BOPP, which rightfully wear the title Great comets of 1996 and 1997. The next Big comet — comet McNaught was visible in the beginning of 2007, but it was only visible in the southern hemisphere. In 2013, hopes laid open ton and Belarusian astronomers , the comet ISON, but it has not survived the passage of the perihelion. C/2020 F3 NEOWISE perihelion experienced and confident claims to be called the Great comet of 2020.

11-14 July looking for the comet last night and this morning in the northeast

To see the comments, you need to find a venue for observation open to the North-Eastern horizon. The lower the horizon, the better. In the suburban sky observations will be more qualitative, but Amateur astronomers make good pictures and over urban landscapes.

The brightness of the comet continues to grow, despite the fact that she is moving away from the Sun. If just a couple of days ago the comet faster than you can find in the picture than through a telescope or binoculars, but now the situation is reversed — its brilliance reached 1.4 magnitude, and hence the comet is easily seen with the naked eye and as soon as possible to send her your camera or telescope.

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