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    Re: Comet Neowise
    From: Bruce Cutting
    Date: 2020 Jul 20, 19:14 -0600

    I thought Hail-Bopp had a shorter tail
    Quoting David Pike :
    
    > Well, I finally saw it from the side of my house.  On 20th23.00UTC,
    > it was on a line from Megrez to Merak about 1.5 - 2 times that
    > distance, a bit to the left and a fraction up on Talitha and its
    > chum.  After looking for 15 minutes with 12x40 Russian binoculars
    > (hardly ideal for night work but only £4GBP from a charity shop),
    > the thin cirrus towards the northern horizon thined and the tail was
    > suddenly so obvious one wonders how one could have missed it for so
    > long.
    >
    > It wasn't as good as Hail-Bopp in 1997, which I saw easily with the
    > naked eye.  However, I saw that was from the top of Lakeland fells
    > far away from any light polution whilst on a night navigation hike
    > (just like a day hike, and when my eyesight was 23 years younger.
    > DaveP
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