For those comet chasers out there, Astronomy Outreach Director Paul Lewis has fashioned a map for you to follow Comet NEOWISE through the end of July. Download the .pdf here.
Lewis has been watching and photographing the comet (see photo to the right) while it's been visible during the early morning hours, and now it makes the switch to showing itself after sunset.
NEOWISE is part of NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission and is dedicated to the search for asteroids and comets. This particular comet is officially called Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE. If you'd like to learn more from NASA experts, they'll be talking about the comet and answering public questions during a broadcast of NASA Science Live on Wednesday, July 15.
Lewis isn't the only UT astronomer capturing this natural wonder. Below is a photo taken by UT Instructor/Astronomy Program Coordinator Sean Lindsay from Foothills Parkway (US 129) on July 9.