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    Catch This Month's Comet

    A newly discovered comet, NEOWISE (catalogued C/2020 F3), is visible in the morning sky about an hour and 20 minutes before sunrise. The best views start tonight, the 12th and 13th. It will be about one fist-width, with arm extended, from the horizon below the constellation Auriga.

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    After that the comet will disappear from the morning sky and instead be an early evening object. The best days to view it after sunset will be July 14-19. It will be closest to Earth (64.3 million miles) on July 22nd.

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    BRING BINOCULARS! While the comet is a naked-eye object its light is spread out over an area of sky; a star's light, on the other hand, appears as a concentrated point of light. The result of this is that the comet will look "smudged" to the naked eye, but with binoculars or a small telescope the tail should be evident.

    https://www.space.com/comet-neowise-...july-2020.html

    #2
    i've got my baseball glove. what do i win if i catch it?

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      #3
      haruko's bass guitar!

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        #4
        i'd rather have the vespa, but i guess that's cool too.

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          #5
          That's so cool! Thanks for sharing. Gonna have to find my binoculars

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            #6
            Yep, gonna tell my young'un, she'll like this.

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              #7
              Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away...

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