Wanda Krack  

NEOWISE 2020 by Wanda Krack

September 2020 - NEOWISE 2020

About the Image(s)

Camera settings: Shot 7/14/2020, F 4.2, ISO 300, 20 sec. exposure, at 48mm focal length.

PP: simple, crop, slight enhancement of color, a slight improvement in lighting, taken through topaz denoise and resized. I also removed a couple or three faint stars that were just barely showing in the background.

Title: NEOWISE 2020

Info: Since it was reported that we would be able to view with the naked eye this once in a lifetime comet, I decided I must get some pictures. It took me three nights/evenings, of traveling about 10 miles to my brother's backyard before I finally found this elusive sky wonder. This shot was one of the first that I obtained, and by the third trial evening after traveling so far, I discovered that I could view it also from the field next to my house!! Made me feel foolish, but my brother and his kids enjoyed getting some pic's from his backyard! This shot was taken at 9:11 pm. I found that the evening shots came out clearer, and I also discovered that the window of opportunity for capture of this event only lasted around an hour both in the morning and the evening. It also required that little or no clouds be present near the horizon, and as you can tell from this shot, that was not always possible. Nevertheless, I enjoyed about 3 weeks of 'trial and error' with this comet.

3 comments posted

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
I admire your perseverance to get this picture. It turned out well with your post-processing. You might want to crop this so that the comet itself appears larger and more noticeable.   Posted: 09/17/2020 17:48:42

Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Nice. Glad you were able to capture it. If it was me I would crop a little off the side with the small bush and maybe a little from the top, but that is just preference.

  Posted: 09/22/2020 10:52:22

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
That is great. I admire your determination and final success. I wonder if you cropped a bit, it would put emphasis on the comet. Great shot!   Posted: 09/24/2020 09:05:02


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