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Comets

With extremely eccentric orbits, comets are often once in a lifetime visitors to the inner solar system. I urged my girls out early in the morning to get a glimpse of this rare gem (Neowise) And we were lucky enough to to get this fine photo through the lens of our telescope. Rumor has it that we are in for a Christmas comet this year. Leonard will be flying toward the Sun and pass by Earth in December on its way to perihelion on Jan 3. Here’s hoping for a spectacular show.