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Reader of Olhar Digital photographs Comet Neowise in Minas Gerais

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On Thursday (23) and Friday (24), Pedro Dini, photographer and reader of Digital Look, managed to catch, in Muzambinho, Minas Gerais, the passage of the awaited Comet Neowise. Dini sent us your content and you can check it out below.

According to the photographer, the clicks were made in the rural area of ​​Muzambinho and, despite the absence of tall buildings and the low amount of artificial light, Neowise could not be seen with the naked eye. “It was very frustrating, actually. They had already said that it would be difficult to see, but that it was perhaps visible to the naked eye and, in this case, it was not at all visible,” said Dini.

With the help of apps, the photographer knew where Neowise would be and that’s how he got an idea of ​​when he could catch the comet. “I took several pictures until I found it, zooming in very big, some different point,” explained Dini. “I knew what he looked like from the pictures he had already seen,” he added.

As much as the observation was limited – due to Neowise’s low brightness – Dini was able to capture beautiful photos and even assemble a composition that records the passage of the comet. For this, the photographer was equipped with a Canon 5D Mark III camera with a 135 mm lens.

Dini’s tip for those who, like him, want to observe Neowise is precisely this: use a camera with a lens of at least 18 mm. Binoculars and telescopes are also a good choice. Also according to the photographer, the comet appeared on the horizon at around 6:30 pm, so this is a good time to start looking at the sky.

Now, check out the material that Dini made available to the Digital Look:

Comet Neowise in Muzambinho (MG) last Thursday (23). Image: Pedro Dini

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Comet Neowise in Muzambinho (MG) last Thursday (23). Image: Pedro Dini

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Comet Neowise in Muzambinho (MG) last Friday (24). Image: Pedro Dini

Comet Neowise in Muzambinho (MG) last Friday (24). Image: Pedro Dini

Time-lapse of Neowise produced last Friday (24). Credits: Pedro Dini

Unique chance: Neowise is on his way back 6,765 years from now

There is still time to witness the show that Comet Neowisevem hit the sky. Maximum point of approach between the comet and the Earth happened at dawn last Thursday (23), when Neowise was “only” 103.5 million kilometers from us, but observers will be able to see it with the naked eye until next Thursday (30). After that, it gets darker and darker as it moves away from Earth. “With binoculars or a telescope, we can still see him for some time on his journey into the Solar System,” said Jackie Faherty, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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