21
JUL
2020

Seeing the light – comet NEOWISE

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Throughout much of history comets have been seen as bad omens and harbingers of doom. I can imagine around the time this church was being built that this was the case. Thankfully our understanding of the universe has improved since then. But with 2020 turning out the way is has, perhaps this time the old adages tuned out to be quite prophetic!

Captured at 1am on July 20th, this shot of comet Neowise rising over the church at Welburn shows the two tails of the comet nicely. The foreground streaks are tail lights of passing cars adding some contrasting colour to the scene.

Image details: Nikon D5500Nikkor 35mm f1.8G at f1.8. 15 seconds (foreground) and 60 seconds (stars) tracked with AstroTrac TT320X-AG at iso 800.

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