Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)


This comet is a bit tough to see for those of us at low northern latitudes. Although this comet looks nice photographically, because it is so close to the sunrise and low on the horizon it was very difficult to spot visually. If you're looking to spot it visually, take your binoculars and refer to star charts before heading out. I also had to do some scouting ahead of time to insure the horizon was low enough to see the comet before the sun came up.

See also: Timelapse video of the comet rising (03:54 - 04:41 PDT).

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 12 July 2020 0422 PDT
  • Location: (near) Vanishing Point Observatory
  • Camera: Nikon D850 @ ISO 3200
  • Exposure: 10 x 3 sec.
  • Lens/Scope: Nikon 70-210 zoom @ 70mm f/4
  • Filter: --
  • Mount: --
  • Guiding: --
  • Image Processing: Lightroom / Nebulosity / Registar