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New Comet Getting Closer Early December Maybe Viewed by Naked Eye

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You probably already know I am really looking forward to this one. :beer:

With comet Neowise in 2020 and this one coming we have been relatively spoiled if this one continues to brighten as it has. Of course, comets are notoriously unpredictable.
 

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Too bad we can't drop instruments on it as it traverses the universe...
 

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I still remember going out to see Hale-Bopp at 4:00 AM. That was amazing.

I remember it well. I was doing a 2nd job as a pizza delivery guy just after college to make a few bucks and would drive in the evenings. I was constantly looking up at the sky in awe.
 

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I remember it well. I was doing a 2nd job as a pizza delivery guy just after college to make a few bucks and would drive in the evenings. I was constantly looking up at the sky in awe.
I still remember going out to see Hale-Bopp at 4:00 AM. That was amazing.
Here in Central Kentucky Hale-Bopp could be seen once the sun went down. About 9:00pm I would take my dad's old binoculars ( Korean War) and watch the comet. What I found really interesting was the extended length of the tail that was visible with the binoculars that could not be seen with the naked eye.
I always wondered how much more detail may be observed with a telescope.