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For those who happen to be in the right regions of the world, you’ll be able to see Comet NEOWISE, a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit, with the the naked eye until the end of July. However, those in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to see the comet until mid-August, when it heads back toward the outer solar system. A telescope is not required, but binoculars are needed to see the long tail. Read more for two videos and additional information.
If you miss out on seeing NEOWISE this time, it’ll be about 7,000 years before the comet returns, so you definitely won’t be able to wait until the next pass. On July 11th, people residing in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to view the comet and its glowing tail right before dawn—between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Eastern. It will appear to the east-northeast of the sky and close to the horizon, so it’s best to seek out a dark spot with an unobstructed view of the sky.
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- Tripod adapter 13 millimeter (0.51 inch) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers; Linear Field of View (@1000 yards) / @1000 meter) 231 feet (77 meter)
- Diopter adjustment for fine focusing; Angular field of view 4.4 degrees
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