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Munich - Big Dipper and Comet

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) below the Big Dipper, above the eastern basin of the Ismaninger Speichersee.

 

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a long period comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27th 2020.

 

In that particular night it was slightly hazy - therefore the light pollution around Munich had a stronger effect, it was not possible to see the comet with the naked eye. The camera obviously could see it, binoculars and a telescope helped the eyes...

 

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Taken on July 22, 2020