Tuesday, 7 July 2020

New Wisdom for the Wise Ol' Bird?

In a program to detect objects in orbits near the Earth, the comet NEOWISE

or Comet C/2020 F3.

I had no trouble finding it/seeing it this morning around 4AM, left of very bright Venus and below the bright star Capella;

The "Vee" for Venus at the right, then on the left, between the 2 red lines is the comet and tail stretching upward to the star Capella between 2 red lines just under the top edge of the cropped photo. The lights at bottom left are on the artifical island at the entrance to Orillia harbour, while the lights on the right are across Lake Couchiching toward Rama.



  1. Yes! I can see the tail!! Thanks for the photo and helpful navigational cues!