Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Estonia

Here are some images of the Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Estonia  (July 7 to 18 2020). On its way through the Estonian skies the comet crossed over storms and Noctilucent clouds (NLC).

On those dates there is no night in Estonia. From mid-May to the end of July, the night in Estonia is replaced by a nautical twilight that barely showing the brightest stars.  This made it impossible to appreciate the details of the comet or to be able to take long-exposure photographs. So even though during this period magnitudes of 1.2 to 2.4 are measured in the brightness of the comet, from Estonia it was not possible to appreciate much of the details.

The first day it was visible was July 7, 2020. It was impossible to see it with the naked eye. However, I decided to take pictures and process them on the computer to see if the comet, which was to be seen in the sky that night, did indeed appear. And this was the image I got:

The first sighting of the Comet NEOWISE in Estonia, impossible to see with the naked eye, only possible through photography. 2020-07-07

I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of him again until a stormy night on July 14, and I found it interesting to wait for the storm to drift away to try to photograph the comet with the sky as clear and clean as possible.

Taking advantage of the gaps in the clouds to take a photo of Comet NEOWISE. 2020-07-14
You have to be ready and shoot fast to take the photo of Comet NEOWISE before the clouds eat it up. 2020-07-14

I discovered that there were also Noctilucent clouds.

When the clouds start to leave then you can already see the Comet NEOWISE and some Noctilucent Clouds NLC 2020-07-14

It was already July 18. At this time the Noctilucent clouds abound, and I was able to photograph the comet around them. The rest of the days the Noctilucent clouds had covered the comet.

The Comet NEOWISE crossing in the image a Noctilucent Cloud NLC 2020-07-18
The Comet NEOWISE approaching from the left to a Noctilucent Cloud NLC 2020-07-18
The Comet NEOWISE crossing in the image on a Noctilucent Cloud NLC 2020-07-18
The Comet NEOWISE crossing in the image on a Noctilucent Cloud NLC 2020-07-18

Here you can see the intense activity of the Noctilucent clouds on July 9, 2020 in Estonia:

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