This app helps you locate Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 in the night sky. Just hold your device up to the sky and find the red target marker on the screen. That's where the comet is! The app uses your location and up-to-date ephemerides from the NASA Horizons database to calculate the comet's position.
Added a message which explains that the comet is now hard to see with the naked eye as it gets further away from the Earth.
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I’m excited that this app points towards the comet— I have yet to spot it. But I hope it’s in the right direction— the “location” of the comet completely changed from one side to the other side of the sky when I saw from my apt window to when I went to the rooftop.
Developer Response ,
The app uses your location and the compass in order to be working correctly. There might be some interference in your apartment. Try to get away from any magnets, electrical devices, etc.
Fingers crossed ☄️
I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for a week to spot Comet Neowise. Last week I drove around my town trying to find a dark enough area and finally did but the weather didn’t want to cooperate and it was too cloudy. Tomorrow (7/29) is supposed to be a clear & cloudless evening so fingers crossed that I’ll spot it and I’m really hoping this app will help. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 🤞🏾 If not, I hope anyone living in the year 8820 will have better luck.
SUCCESS thanks to this app!! I’m so excited. ☄️ I found a pretty dark area near a private airport a few miles from me and opened the app. It worked perfectly and I could definitely see the comet. ☄️ It’s very cool. I could also make out the tail a little bit. Only thing that would make this app superb is if it had a photo taking capability. But, I was able to download an app for binoculars that took photos even tho they came out a bit blurry. I’m a happy camper now. 😁
IT WORKS ITS FREE
First your location has to be on I always have mine off. So go out side to get a good GPS signal. Then turn your location on. My Compass app had offloaded to save space so open up your Compass and make sure where it says North is makes sense. Then you can close your Compass go back and open your Comet Neowise app and mine worked fine. Hey man you should let us give you a dollar or two. I looked around for two days for something to tell me where I can find the comet. All these complicated astronomical apps are fine if you use them all the time but I didn’t need all that right now.
Iphone 11 pro
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.