[PLUG-TALK] Best place to see Comet Neowise near Portland

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Sat Jul 18 00:49:51 PDT 2020

>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Senior <russell at personaltelco.net> writes:

>>>>> "Keith" == Keith Lofstrom <keithl at kl-ic.com> writes:
Keith> I've failed twice to see the Neowise comet, due to clouds and red
Keith> scattering at pre-dawn and post-dusk.  I did see Jupiter this
Keith> morning, /extremely/ bright.

Keith> I'm not an astonomer, and don't know where the best "seeing" is
Keith> at some elevation on public land within an hour of Portland
Keith> (including climbing time).  Many public parks are closed at dark.
Keith> There is way too much scattering and haze near Portland, and the
Keith> west hills and many parks are forested on the north side.

Keith> Has anyone on this list seen Neowise?  From what location?

Russell> I just saw it. Thank you for reminding me to look. I was in NE
Russell> Portland, and it was only visible from here with the sky
Russell> conditions with binoculars. I used 10x50's, and it was still
Russell> pretty faint, at about 10pm.

It was still visible well above the horizon at 11pm when the sky was darker,
but still required binoculars.

Russell Senior, President
russell at personaltelco.net

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