Comet NEOWISE Seen from Quebec City

August 16, 2021

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Photographer: Philippe Moussette 
Summary Authors: Philippe Moussette; Jim Foster

Shown above is a gorgeous view of Comet NEOWISE as observed last summer above Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Chateau Frontenac dominates the foreground. Because NEOWISE has a long elliptical orbit, a view such as this won’t occur for another 6,800 years. Unfortunately, no bright comets are predicted to grace the sky in 2021. Photo taken on July 14, 2020.

Photo details: 1DX Mark III Cannon camera; 300 mm lens; f2.8; 2 seconds exposure time; 1600 ISO, on a fixed tripod. 

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