View of Comet NEAT on May 5, 2004, from 37 degrees north latitude (approx 9:00 pm)
Comet NEAT Emerges, Though Dimly
On May 5, 2004 Comet NEAT (C/2001 Q4) rose high enough above the sun to be visible from the northern hemisphere. However, Comet NEAT turned out to be so dim as to require a telescope to view it. The images on this page animate the positions of the comets, but exagerate their brightness for the sake of easy illustration.
Below are depictions of the positions of both comets during the month of May 2004.
Comet NEAT on May 15, 2004 (approx 9:30 pm)
Both comets viewable on May 25, 2004 (approx 9:15 pm)
Both comets viewable on May 30, 2004 (approx 9:30 pm)
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