NEOWISE Arises over Courthouse Butte. Here’s a sequence of 8 images showing our comet friend Mr. NEOWISE rising over one of our iconic Sedona red rock formations before dawn on July 9, 2020. His tail reached out, as if to test the waters, long before he poked his head above these sandstone cliffs in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest. This was one of the last few days that he was visible before sunrise, and he apparently wanted to make the most of it!
Tech info: Nikon D850 camera with Tamron 150-600mm lens at 350mm, 4 sec. at f6.0, ISO 4000. Composite of eight images cropped and assembled in Photoshop.
Image ©2020 James D. Peterson