Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Comet C/2020 F3 was discovered in March 2020 by the NASA spacecraft Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). In 2013 its mission was focused on near-Earth objects, or NEOs.

In the early morning of July 11, 2020 the comet was visible low in the sky to the northeast. From the Greenbank Farm, we spotted it about 3° above the horizon at 4:00 am. There was an airliner contrail cutting through the comet’s tail, but ten minutes later we had a relatively unobstructed view of the comet.

Photographed through a 300mm lens on a Canon 6D, ISO 400, exposures of 30s and 15s respectively.

Comet Neowise with airliner contrail


Comet Neowise



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