Comet Neowise recently appeared in my Northern night sky at my latitude this week. Over the weekend, I attempted to photograph it. After waiting for the clouds to move off and the sky to get dark enough to see, I spotted Neowise from my location overlooking the Oswego Harbor in Oswego, New York.
You can see Neowise’s tail just above a couple of stars high in the frame. I could not see it with the naked eye. A pair of binoculars helped to get a good view.
Cropping helped to bring out Comet Neowise over Lake Ontario and Oswego Harbor’s breakwall. The long 30 second exposure gave the comet and stars an oblong look as they moved…er, as the Earth moved.
In this highly cropped image of Comet Neowise officially designated as C/2020 F3, you can see the tail. Again, the long exposure making it look oblong.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, take the time to step outside and find Comet Neowise. It will not be back in our sky for another 6,000 years!