Impromptu Comet Party

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Date(s) - July 25
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve


Comet NEOWISE July location map

Source: Sky & Telescope

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent Moon waxing crescent moon

Sunset: 7:54 pm


Clear Sky Chart:
clear sky chart

For those of you visiting Pioneertown Preserve for the first time, please remember to dress warmly, as the desert nights can be quite cool. Be sure to bring plenty of drinks and snacks for yourself. Bring sleeping gear if you plan to stay all night or feel you may be too tired to drive home safely.

Star Party Etiquette:
As with all star parties, please observe standard star party etiquette. Some tips: try to arrive and setup before dark; use no white light – use red filtered flashlights wherever possible – minimize white light from auto door and dome lights; if you arrive late or plan to leave early, take care to approach and park so your headlights or backup lights do not shine on other participants; if you leave early or must use white light, first give warning so observers or astrophotographers can compensate; please ask before handling other participant’s telescope equipment. Most importantly, be prepared to relax and enjoy good company under the night sky.

Last Updated on July 23, 2020

Tags: Members and Guests

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  1. Jim S.

    I really wish I could make it but I am recovering from eye surgery which is trying to restore vision my left eye.

  2. Li Lin

    Henry and Li will be there. We have been searching for neowise last week with no luck. Hope to find it tonight!

  3. Tom Lawson

    I plan to be there. I need to get out of the house. 😷 ☄️ 🌟 ✨

  4. Scott

    I’ll be there!

  5. Martin Carey

    I will be bringing my 10″ scope and binoculars. This comet is well worth seeing, a very beautiful pale green. The 33% crescent moon along with Jupiter and Saturn will make our evening complete!

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