Comet NEOWISE

 

 

Comet NeowiseWe captured these images of Comet Neowise from the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail in Tampa Florida on July 18, 2020. The top images exposure is enhanced so we can see and study the comet better. Bottom image is the comet captured in the night sky with a 200mm zoom lens with some cloud distortion. Photo captured by Yes I Shoot Models Photographer Anthony Wright for ASB. 

C/2020 F3 or Comet Neowise was discovered by a team using the WISE space telescope under the NEOWISE Program on March 27, 2020.  You can only see this comet once every 7000 years.

We know the Neowise is made up of high amounts of sodium due to the redness in its tail (you can't see that in these images). Sodium is used in the production of titanium, sodamide, sodium cyanide, sodium peroxide, and sodium hydride. Liquid sodium has been used as a coolant for nuclear reactors. Sodium vapor is used in streetlights and produces a brilliant yellow light. Sodium also forms many useful compounds.

Comet Neowise

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