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Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)

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Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)


C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) or Comet NEOWISE is a long period comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020, by astronomers during the NEOWISE mission of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope. At that time, it was an 18th-magnitude object, located 2 AU (300 million km; 190 million mi) away from the Sun and 1.7 AU (250 million km; 160 million mi) away from Earth.

NEOWISE is known for being the brightest comet in the northern hemisphere since Comet Hale–Bopp in 1997. It was widely photographed by professional and amateur observers and was even spotted by people living near city centers and areas with light pollution. While it was too close to the Sun to be observed at perihelion, it emerged from perihelion around magnitude 0.5 to 1, making it bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. 


This Cometa C/2020 F3 Neowise was imaged by Spain astrophotographer José Jiménez on July 13th.

Canon 6D mod.....

SW AZ GTI Mount & L-Pro Optolong filter

6x120" ISO 1600





Another Cometa NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) was imaged by Andrea Andreotto Maggi Astrophoto (Italy) only July 8th..

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)

Camera ZWO Astronomy Cameras 2600

Obbiettivo 70/200 Nikon

Filter Optolong L-Pro





Andrea also took another C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) on July 25th...
Camera Asi 071 
Nikon lens 70/200 at 100 mm f4
Filter Optolong L-Pro
20 light 180 sec
Software Apt Pixinsight Photoshop





Great comets visible to the naked eye are rare. After nearly 20 years of waiting, a huge comet called the Neowise Comet has captured the attention of the world as it glints into the sky in July, reaching a brightness visible to the naked eye. Grab the chance to see The Comet. We have to wait another 6,800 years if we miss it.

When the Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise acorss the sky...

Canon5d4 +Canon 85mm f/1.4 + Optolong Clear Sky

Data: SIngle iso1000、f2.5、90s, total 40min

Imaged by 拂晓_718 (China) at 内蒙乌兰布统 (Inner Mongolia) on 22nd. July 2020.




So long~ Farewell~ The Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)~