It’s nightime in Parry Sound and a look at Sound Boat Works. I’m glad that the restrictions on boating were lifted a few weeks ago. It’s a pretty socially isolated recreation, at least on Georgian Bay. No Comet Neowise this time. That tower you see in the distance on the left side of the image is the water tower on Parry Island. (July 2020)
More Comet Neowise. this time from Friday evening over the Town of Parry Sound’s waterfront as seen from across the harbour. If you have been following the images for the past week you will realize that the comet is moving west from early morning to late night. Before you know it, Neowise will be gone for some 6,800 years. (July 2020) (You will notice that the colour of the sky will change between images. This is due in part to what I think is most representative of the colour of the sky at the time the photo was taken, but mostly the amount and type of light pollution from the Town.)
Comet with clouds. Last night was a happy accident photographically speaking. It was supposed to be clouded over but I headed out to check out some equipment that didn’t require a clear sky. Then the skies opened up and I was able to catch Comet Neowise above the clouds over Big Sound Marina and the Parry Sound waterfront. If you compare today’s image with yesterday’s you will note that the comet has moved west. If you get out at about 10:30 and look west you will be able to see it if you have dark skies. (July 2020) (Click on the image for a much nicer view at my parrysights.ca website hosted at SmugMug.)
Comet Neowise Over Parry Sound Harbor very early in the morning of 2020-07-20. Like fishing, you have to catch them when the conditions are just right. (July 2020)
(Note: I’m having some issues with WordPress. Now when you click on the image for a larger view. I am now directing the link to my parrysights.ca site hosted on SmugMug. Funny name but a great service.)
Another early morning shot, this time from the Town of Parry Sound’s boat launch on Mill Lake. The image is notable, at least for me, in that the rising waning moon shows the unilluminated potion of the moon. If you have ever tried to photograph the moon in a nighttime landscape shot you know how hard it is to balance the exposure of the moon. Sometimes it seems you just get lucky. (To quote my high school football coach “Sometimes, if you work hard enough and long enough, you may meet with some success.”) (July 2020)
The same comet (Neowise) and the same morning but this time as seen over Yvonne Williams Park in Parry Sound. It’s a bit later than noted Mill Lake photo and you can see that the sky has lightened considerable. It looks a though we’l clouded out fo rthe next couple of nights and early mornings, so NeoWise will need to wait. (July 2020)
Comet Neowise is the big news in the astro community right now. It is incredibly bright and will be around for the next month or so, moving from the early morning to night sky. This is a view of Comet Neowise over Mill Lake earlier this morning. (July 2020) Click the image for a better view.
A view of the Milky Way hanging over Parry Sound harbour and Sound Boat works early Wednesday morning as seen from the end of the Town Dock. That’s the Champaigne Street (original spelling) boat launch on the left and Salt Point (Parry Island) on the right. What is a little mysterious is the source of the glow from behind Sound Boat Works. I suppose it must be the marinas and homes along Rose point Road because the only thing beyond that is the Massassauga Provincial Park. (June 2020)
The Milky Way over Parry Sound harbour.