Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: Comet NEOWISE fading, but Saturn's ready for its closeup

Jul 28, 2020

A modest auroral display adds color to the scene with Comet NEOWISE last night (July 23) north of Duluth, Minn. Details: 35mm lens at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 48-second exposure on a tracking mount.
Credit Copyright Bob King. Used with permission.

Comet NEOWISE is beginning to fade, although it's still visible through binoculars.  Bob King's got a map to help you find it through the rest of the month and you can read more about the comet here (Comet NEOWISE Has A Brush With The Aurora).

And Saturn gets its picture taken once a year by the Hubble Space Teloscope.  The latest "school pics" are in and you can read more abut Saturn here (Spend Your Summer Vacation On Saturn).

Credit Stellarium with additions by Bob King