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Marsha Kirschbaum
San Leandro, California
07/05/2020
04:45 am

Equipment Details:

Sony A7RII, Tripod, 200 mm lens

Post-processing Details:

Stack of 15 2 second images processed in Starry Landscape Stacker and Lightroom

Image Details:

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE - It was a really early a.m. wakeup call for me. This icy celestial visitor survived its pass by the sun to put on a splendid show at 4:45 a.m. this morning. After a night and early morning of the dull background roar of fireworks punctuated by really loud "bombs" with the smell of smoke, I was really doubtful I would see the comet because of the haze. And there was a lot of it as can be seen on the horizon in this image. I couldn't quite see it with the naked eye, but my 200 mm lens saw it just fine. My kind of celestial fireworks.