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Offline alan gage

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Re: Comet Neowise star gazing
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2020, 10:41:13 AM »
Thanks for the reminder and nudge about the comet. Perfect night last night so I went out about 10:15 and had no trouble finding it. I could see it with the naked eye but it was faint, right where you said it would be. As with faint stars it was easier to see it if I wasn't looking directly at it. Kind of looked like a star with a long smudge above it. I had my 30x spotting scope and 8x binocs with me. Neither of them turned it into a breathtaking site but much easier to see. I don't think the spotting scope was really any better than the binocs.

Kind of reminds me of when I was in the Air Force and had the opportunity to look directly into the exhaust end of a jet engine!


Have you ever read Stranger to the Ground by Richard Bach? He shares a similar experience of flying in formation. Good book from someone who just flat out loved to fly.

Alan
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Re: Comet Neowise star gazing
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2020, 02:06:44 PM »
Hello Alan;
I have a spotting scope, but completely forgot about it, BUT I will give that a try tonight!

The book you mention sounds interesting, but I'm really not much of a reader!
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Re: Comet Neowise star gazing
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2020, 03:10:19 PM »
 We had to drive over to a neighbors between two hay fields we could see the star but couldn't see the tail part to much haze.
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Re: Comet Neowise star gazing
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2020, 06:57:31 AM »
I've been seeing it from my back porch the last few nights!

It is getting closer and closer to the horizon each night, likely to be out of sight from here within another 5-6 days!
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Re: Comet Neowise star gazing
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2020, 09:41:13 PM »
Anyone out there still viewing the comet?

Last night and again tonight I went out and looked with my 10X binoculars and I'm thinking I can still see it!

It's the only orange colored "anything" that I can see in the NorthWestern sky, near the horizon!
~Chuck~
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