Comet NEOWISE 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) has shown us its beauty during the month of July, and we have a nice selection of photos taken by club members. Most of these photos were shot using long exposures, so they display much more detail than our eyes alone can see. Although Comet NEOWISE has now faded from view, we hope you enjoy this beautiful collection of our cosmic visitor.

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Donnie Barnett Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE above Unicoi TN, captured July 17, 2020 by club member Donnie Barnett.

Ben Hill Comet NEOWISE

Beautiful green Comet NEOWISE with a satellite (upper right), captured on July 25, 2020 by club member Ben Hill.

Vince Castello Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE, the evening of July 26, 2020. Photo by club member Vince Castello.

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

As our cosmic visitor departs on the evening of July 26, 2020, the nucleus of Comet NEOWISE appears to be glowing green in this photo by club member Jerry Sherman

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE, July 18, 2020. Composite photo from Weaverville, NC by club member Jerry Sherman

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE, captured at 10:03 PM on July 18, 2020 from Weaverville, NC by club member Jerry Sherman

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE, captured at 10:14 PM on July 17, 2020 from Weaverville, NC by club member Jerry Sherman

Jose Manuel Batista Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE the evening of July 13, 2020. Photo by club member Jose Manuel Batista, shot with his phone attached to his 10 x 50 Bk7 binoculars, from East Asheville, NO software processing

Knox Worde Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE before sunrise, the morning of July 15, 2020. Photo by club President, Knox Worde

Knox Worde Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE before sunrise, the morning of July 15, 2020. Photo by club President, Knox Worde

Knox Worde Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE before sunrise, the morning of July 15, 2020. Photo by club President, Knox Worde

Richard Reynolds Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE after sunset, the evening of July 15, 2020. Photo by club member Richard Reynolds, who says, “I especially like this picture as it seems to show the comet descending on some unsuspecting home owners. Look out!”

Richard Reynolds Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE after sunset, the evening of July 15, 2020. Photo by club member Richard Reynolds, who says, “I liked this shot as it showed some color in the sky.”

Jim Brown Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE above the colorful horizon, the evening of July 14, 2020. Photo by club member Jim Brown

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE after sunset, the evening of July 14, 2020. Composite of three stacked images by club member Jerry Sherman. Jerry says, “this image reminds me of those classic comet pictures I enjoyed in children’s astronomy books in the fifties. I am thrilled to see this in my own photo.”

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE after sunset, the evening of July 14, 2020. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE before dawn the morning of July 12, 2020. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE before dawn the morning of July 12, 2020. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE before dawn, July 11, 2020. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Telephoto view of Comet NEOWISE before dawn, July 11, 2020. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Jerry Sherman Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE in the sky before dawn, July 12, 2020. That’s Venus on the right, next to the star, Aldebaran. The comet is over on the left just above the tree line. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Dennis Wilde Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE, captured before dawn the morning of July 10. Photo by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.

Richard Reynolds Comet NEOWISE

Club member Richard Reynolds says, “the comet made it to Barnardsville this morning, July 9, at 5AM. It looked spectacular in binoculars!”

Vince Castello Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE in the early morning pink clouds of sunrise, July 9. Photo by club member Vince Castello.

Vince Castello Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE through the trees before sunrise, the morning of July 11. Photo by club member Vince Castello.