All posts tagged: Comet NEOWISE

NEOWISE, Take 3 — Third Time’s the Charm

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California / Nature / Photo Log / Photography

July 21, 2020 — Lake Hennessey, California Fog all over the Bay Area. Not a star in sight. No hope at all for a comet. We went in search of clear skies further inland and eventually wound up on the shore of Lake Hennessey, which we’d never heard of. A pleasant 62 degrees, clear skies, late-night fishermen, and a hilly horizon. Here’s our catch: Two meteors, the Big Dipper, a whole bunch of stars, a […]

NEOWISE, Take 2

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California / Photo Log / Photography

July 19, 2020 — Richmond, California No dramatic foreground. Mostly a practice shot. Conditions: Not so good. Hazy sky. Thin high clouds. Still, the tiniest wisp of the ion tail shows on my monitor, if not here. Seeking a clear dark sky. San Francisco Bay Area in July doesn’t like to produce such a thing. Tomorrow’s weather forecast looks a little better, however. (Nikon D500, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ISO 800, […]