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My Back Yard Comet - with Big Dipper.  I’ve been driving all over the Verde Valley for the last few weeks to capture this comet from different vantage points.  However, we had a lot of monsoon clouds last night (July 22) after sunset, so I stayed home.  But after I peeked out around 10PM and found that the clouds had mostly dissipated, my camera insisted on seeing some action.  This is the result – comet NEOWISE settling down over my neighbor’s house and underneath the Big Dipper.  Sedona, Arizona, and the Village of Oak Creek (where I live) are internationally recognized dark sky communities, and I’m happy to be able to take advantage of that!<br />
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Image ©2020 James D. Peterson