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

David Mandel dmandel at davidmandel.com
Sat Jul 18 11:18:10 PDT 2020


We couldn't see Neowise from our home in Corvallis.  Damn trees got in the
way and well as street lights and what not.  However, when we drove a
couple miles south of town to Kiger Island, we could barely see it with our
70+ year old eyes; but it looked fine through a set of binoculars.  Will
probably go out again tonight and/or tomorrow night.

David & Nancy Mandel

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 12:50 AM Russell Senior <russell at personaltelco.net>
wrote:

> >>>>> "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.
>
>
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