Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)—VIII

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is growing dimmer in the evening sky although is still visible in binoculars. Longer exposures are now necessary to reveal the fan-shaped tail.

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) in the evening sky.
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) in the evening sky.
Comets C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), C/2019 U6 (LEMMON), and C/2017 T2 (PANTARRS).
Comets C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), C/2019 U6 (LEMMON), and C/2017 T2 (PANTARRS).

The second image is a wider view that shows that Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) and Comet C/2019 U6 (LEMMON) are also visible albeit both are very small and faint. M53, a globular cluster, and M64, a spiral galaxy, are also visible and labeled. A full-size version of this image (~2.1 MB) is also available.

These images are a stack of five images each 120 seconds at Ć’/4, 85mm, and ISO 400. The shooting location was Sunset Crater National Monument, an International Dark Sky Park.