Author Topic: Comet Neowise  (Read 313 times)

Comet Neowise
« on: July 17, 2020, 10:05:13 am »
Brightest comet since Hale-Bopp, apparently. I just discovered its existence. Has anyone seen it yet?

benborp

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Re: Comet Neowise
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 10:18:31 am »
Yes, very clear in the NNW evening sky now. Extremely clear skies here have been helpful as it is quite low.

Had a very good night for seeing recently and it was good through binoculars, though more impressive with the naked eye. A very large sweep of the tail is apparent when not looking directly at it.
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Guy

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Re: Comet Neowise
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:20:51 am »
For the past week or so every night has been cloudy. >:(

So no. I haven't seen it yet.

I dare say the skies will clear once the comet's gone  ::-)
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Re: Comet Neowise
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 10:21:26 am »
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Comet Neowise
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2020, 01:41:05 pm »
Is it just me or does "Neowise" sound like:
  • an off-the-shelf company name invented by a primitive piece of software, and/or
  • a right-wing think tank
???
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hellymedic

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Re: Comet Neowise
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 04:17:35 pm »
I think the name is a committee fabricated acronym thing;
Near
Earth
Object
<don't know the rest>

quixoticgeek

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Re: Comet Neowise
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 04:22:16 pm »

There was once a project from NASA called Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). NASA extended WISE and it became NEOWISE. NEOWISE found this comet. It actually found 20 of them.

And yes, NEO is Near-Earth Object WISE (NEOWISE)

Not New Engine Option... as it is used in some other fields...

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