2020f3 20200525 mmattiazzo

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE + reflection nebula NGC 2170 2020 May 25 at 08:50UT. Visual magnitude 8.5 using 25x100mm binoculars. This comet has strong potential for naked eye visibility in July, should it survive perihelion, but this may be a case of third time lucky, peaking at magnitude 2-3 as this is a long period object which has survived previous perihelion passages. It displays a faint ion tail.

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