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I am seeing reports on twitter that this comet could develop into a naked eye object.
We will wait and see, many before this have promised the same and fizzled out.

Skysafari tells me it is currently at 14th magnitude in Lupus.

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I like the running emu shape of Leo in the finder chart!

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Watching, hoping.
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Looking good for mid north latitudes from mid July.
Difficult geometry for the southern hemisphere.

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NEOWISE has brightened to 3rd magnitude.

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I want very much to see a bright naked eye comet, this could be it!!!!
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NEOWISE is still intact and magnitude +2.4, so looking good!

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Here in the southern hemisphere we generally have nicer goodies to see in the night skies.
But when it comes to comets that could become naked eye we seem to lose out.
What you win on the round about you lose on the swings!
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KingClinton wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 am
Here in the southern hemisphere we generally have nicer goodies to see in the night skies.
But when it comes to comets that could become naked eye we seem to lose out.
What you win on the round about you lose on the swings!
Clinton,
You really are hard to please?? ;-)
Sure they don't come out every year but really "never?"

Comet Lovejoy 25 deg tail (Christmas 2010)
Long tail to naked eye even from Brisbane's light polluted outskirts.


Comet McNought?? head visible in daylight and very bright 50 degree tail visible at night from suburban areas. 20-30 deg tail visible from the centre of the city. (Jan 2007) This was a once in a century comet. Bright enough to impress Joe Public comparing it to fireworks.
This image taken with an 80mm f2.8 lens. Tail went much farther exiting stage right.
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Comet Hyakutake (1996) 25 deg naked eye tail

Comet Hale Bopp Bright with a tiny little but very cute tail
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Yes indeed, difficult to please! :D

Thanks for the great images of comets past.
I have a short memory span, I can hardly remember how I got to work this morning, so those comets have long since faded from memory.
Every new comet that could become naked eye slowly creeps from south to north just as it starts brightening up.
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Long wait for a good comet in the north. It has to be really bright because of the horrible summer humidity in my area. Last weekend my limit was mag 3.5! Fingers crossed.
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I really want this to come though - naked eye comets are awesome.
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Northerners remember Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake in 1997 and 1996 so I don't think you southerners have ANYTHING to complain about. It's us northerners who've had the dry spell. :lol:
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Northerners remember Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake in 1997 and 1996 so I don't think you southerners have ANYTHING to complain about. It's us northerners who've had the dry spell. :lol:
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I agree with you. That was the point of my post. We've had a fantastic run here in the south compared to the north. It's unrealistic to expect bright naked eye comets every year and I don't expect to see another bright, hemisphere filling comet visible from the centre of the city again in my lifetime. Comet McNaught was a once in a lifetime event. For a fortnight until the Moon washed it out, I went out every single night. We had some bushfire smoke but no cloud and the brightest part of the apparition corresponded with new moon.

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OzEclipse wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:19 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Northerners remember Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake in 1997 and 1996 so I don't think you southerners have ANYTHING to complain about. It's us northerners who've had the dry spell. :lol:
NFA,
I agree with you. That was the point of my post. We've had a fantastic run here in the south compared to the north. It's unrealistic to expect bright naked eye comets every year and I don't expect to see another bright, hemisphere filling comet visible from the centre of the city again in my lifetime. Comet McNaught was a once in a lifetime event. For a fortnight until the Moon washed it out, I went out every single night. We had some bushfire smoke but no cloud and the brightest part of the apparition corresponded with new moon.

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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:52 pm
Yes, I was supporting your point. It's us northerners who are recently bereft. Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake were spectacular. Before that Ikeya-Seki in 1965 as I was building my Newtonian.
Don't forget comet West from 1976.

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Today was Neowise day. I'm getting confusing/conflicting information on the brightness curve for this comet. I have found several sites that give a "G" (slope) and "H" (magnitude) number. I was comparing the magnitude values I get in SkyTech X versus the actual observed magnitudes that have been posted for this comet. I think I found some reasonable values G=3.5 and H=7.0. Then I went to Calsky to see what they are projecting and I think that they may be wildly optimistic! Here is what that site is predicting for Neowise magnitudes through July. They are saying that Neowise will mag -1.61 of July 22nd and stay brighter than 2nd Mag all the way into mid-August. Wouldn't that be great!!!!
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Just seen this news on Twitter.

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Just adding to the thread - noticed this article today.

https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-c ... f3-neowise

I'm hopeful to see it over the next few days...
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