Raoul Lannoy


Friday 10 July 2020, I got to our observation field at 22:30 CET with in mind the info that according to Stellarium, comet NEOWISE could be visible before midnight. The sky is perfect! Jupiter, Saturn are there, and I use my Nexstar 6-inches and spot the moons. I also use my eVscope and take pictures of the deep sky objects. I spot the milky way. A friend texts me he saw the comet, so I take my binoculars with stabilator and manage to see it!! I answer back I could also see it...He lost track, but I was a little higher and could see the comet all night long. The Moon rose and so did Mars and much later Venus above Aldebaran! And ISS too.... Dampness caught my cameras and had to be careful about it. A friend joined, and I left the site at 4:00 in the morning.... With the comet rising but soon fading in the daylight.

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Born in Belgium in 1957 (from a Belgian father and an American mother). Here, everything seems a lot more complicated: more taxes, more government, more languages, more people per square kilometer or mile, more light pollution, but, nevertheless, as much passion for things going on up there, naturally or man made. This was thanks to the first time I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey back in 1968, followed by the promises of the Moon. One weakness was my dislike for maths, which led to human science studies (law and a specialization in insurance). I've been working since 1982 in the...


Location:Antwerp, Antwerp
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