Comet NEOWISE: Is Comet NEOWISE visible to the naked eye?

Astronomer Eddie Irizarry wrote in an article for “Many observers have reported that – once you spot it with binoculars – you can remove them and glimpse this comet as a fuzzy object, using only the unaided eye.

“Using binoculars or other optical aid is a must, though, if you want to see Comet NEOWISE’s splendid split tail.

“If you don’t have binocs, but do have a good camera, a great alternative is to capture a few-seconds-long exposure image of the approximate area of the sky.

“Try at different magnification or zoom settings, and the results should reveal the comet’s nice tail.”


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