13th Apr, 2021

Renowned Bromsgrove astronomers capture the Neowise Comet in the skies over Frankley

Tristan Harris 21st Jul, 2020 Updated: 21st Jul, 2020

THIS picture of the Neowise Comet was taken by Charford astronomers Sarah and Simon Fisher.

It depicts the Plough with the bright comet to the right of centre.

The pair, who have had their night sky shots featured in many high profile astronomy magazines, travelled to Frankley to take their picture because there was too much light pollution where they live in Bromsgrove.

They used their dslr Canon 600D 18mm camera to photograph the comet, which is named after NASA’s infrared space telescope that discovered it on March 27.

It has been delighting stargazers across the World as it has moved on its journey and will be visible – when the sky is clear – until mid-August.

Experts say, provided there is no cloud, the best time to see it will be on Thursday, July 22, when it is the closest to the Earth – although even then it will still be 64million miles away.

To see more of Sarah and Simon’s pictures, visit their flickr site here or follow them on Twitter here.


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