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Single, untracked shot of the comet NEOWISE from Sandstone Ranch in Longmont, Colorado.

I hadn’t planned on going to see the comet–it’s been cloudy the last few days and I was slowly starting to lose hope for a clear night.

An hour before this picture was taken, as I was taking the dog out just before going to bed, I noticed the stars for the first time in days. I threw my camera in the car, grabbed the binoculars, and drove to the highest, closest public spot.

Blazey’s niece is staying with us for a few weeks of this strange summer. We attempted to see NEOWISE on Saturday from the same vantage, but all we found were cloudy skies and roving hordes of teenagers. Tonight was very different–small groups of nerds gathered around telescopes, all there to see the same thing.

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ExposureTime 2
FNumber 2.8
FocalLength 200.0 mm
CreateDate 2020-07-20 21:40:13
Lens 70-200mm f/2.8
ISO 3200
Model NIKON D610
Make NIKON CORPORATION