Local astronomer Phillip Scott took this photo of the Comet NEOWISE over the weekend near his home in Kiowa, using an 80 millimeter telescope with a four-inch lens.

Scott said the comet should be visible over the next few nights low is the northwest skies, under the Big Dipper, from about an hour after sundown until around 11 p.m., when it gets closer to the horizon and begins to fade from view. Scott, who is a retired science and astronomy instructor from McAlester High School and Eastern Oklahoma State College, said the comet is visible to the naked eye, but can better be seen with binoculars.