Hi I'm Bill Dunford from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In my spare time, I love to take pictures of the night sky.
I do this using a camera mounted to a tripod And in manual mode so that I can set the camera to leave the shutter open for several seconds to let in lots of light.
Recently I captured these images of comet Neil wise.
On a clear morning at about 4:30am I went to a location far from city lights that had a good view of the Northeast horizon.
I could see the comet with the naked eye.
So I zoomed in on it and exposed each shot for about four seconds.
I also did a little post processing using photo editing software.
Here's an original photo straight out of the camera.
I was able to brighten it a bit.
draw out the vibrancy of the colors and clean up some noise.
The end result was close to how the scene looked in person, which I have to tell you is beautiful.
So I really hope you get a chance to see Comet Neowise and all of the other wonders of the night sky.