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Remember Neowise

The distance of Comet NEOWISE from Earth is now 143,663,347 kilometers

A few weeks ago it was closer to Zurich and I got the opportunity to shoot it from a city park. Here with a 14 mm f/1.8

It will come back in 6,800 years. Here I shot it with a 200 mm f/2.8

Let’s remember its proton thin but straight tail, as you can see in this cropped picture shot with the aid of a Skyguider pro mount. And its dusty white bent tail, too.

Pictures shot from Zurich. Click each picture to zoom in,



Posted by lorenzoborghi on August 14, 2020
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  1. 08/16/2020

    Yes, the elusive Proton tail is indeed captured. Despite driving about 45 miles (72km) NW of Manhattan, (NYC,) and observing away from he city,I was not able to see that detail, and the “dusty” tail was limited. Years ago, a the skies at that distance from the city would have been considerably more favorable with much darker skies. Your images, near Zurich, are impressive. M 🙂

    • 10/6/2020

      I am not anymore informed of comments, sorry I see again your by chance so late. Now that the airport North of Zurich is running again, the sky is not as dark again, I appreciate it was dark enough in the right moment. Thanks for commenting,


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