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Old 14-02-2007, 03:42 PM
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Ron,
Those photos turned out great!
Unforgettable evening that one. We were so awestruck with the beauty of it. Torn between photographing the comet, observing it through binos or just taking in the display visually. Because if you were doing one, you couldn't do the others. What an evening! Thanks you guys (Ron and Paul), it wouldn't have been the same if I saw it on my own.
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Old 15-02-2007, 12:11 AM
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Jeanette, thats the joys of observing with people of like mind and as this Comet is probably a once in a few decades object it will be something to remember.
It was great to be a part of something that you enjoyed so much Ron
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Old 16-02-2007, 12:05 AM
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Here is a couple more Reduced to get them on the same page
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Old 16-02-2007, 11:57 AM
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Hi everyone again...
Well a clear sky at last with just a few clouds here and there...it`s been awhile since I have seen so many stars.
Decided to do some telescope shots then some wideangle piggyback shots as well.
Heres one shot from last night just before the comet set behind the mountain..
Details 18mm @f/3.5 350sec at iso 400 Df removed. some PS processing.
Done some morning shots as well..shall post later..
Comet still visible naked eye but rather dim now and it helps to know where it is!!
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Old 16-02-2007, 12:04 PM
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Gary, great shot
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Old 16-02-2007, 12:11 PM
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Awesome shot Gary.. gee it's getting faint now.
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Old 16-02-2007, 12:12 PM
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Fantastic shot Gary.
I love it.

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Old 16-02-2007, 12:27 PM
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thanks Astroron, Mike and Andrew!!
Have been after some nice wide shots since the 3rd feb but those clouds wouldn`t go away. Was very clear up here last night which helps alot..
Cheers Gary
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Old 16-02-2007, 02:25 PM
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heres the morning shot, same details as the previous image...
was suprised by how high it was in the morning sky...was some light mist but didn`t come out too bad.
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Old 16-02-2007, 02:25 PM
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Way cool, Gary! Some of the best shots of it i've seen lately.
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Old 16-02-2007, 02:38 PM
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wow the comet that keeps on giving!
your shots with the MCs and MW are awsome Gary!
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Old 16-02-2007, 05:15 PM
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Comet McNaught

I know you guys have seen a thousand comet pics. Here is mine. I took a lot of time to compose this. It is one of the only ones I have seen with a reasonable comet fan and the moon but also including a person in the foreground. 3 minute exposure so star trails are pretty long.
It got featured in our local paper.

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Absolutely awesome pics all round.
Gary the back ground sky is fantastic!
Tesladownunder, that is an unusual pic! How did you get Chris to stay still for 3 minutes?
Thanks for posting.
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Old 16-02-2007, 08:09 PM
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... Tesladownunder, that is an unusual pic! How did you get Chris to stay still for 3 minutes?
LOL. This is the usual question with this photo. He is, however, a teenager. The problem is usually getting them to move rather than the opposite!
Actually the threat of having to do it again helped.

It was quite funny really. After an hour of setup, trial shots etc on a grassy sloped lookout path I was about to take THE shot when the automatic sprinklers came on all around us. I had to grab the camera and bag and scamper to safety. After I disabled the relevant sprinkler, I was able to set up again and shoot. I didn't get the levelling right though as you can't see anything apart from the moon in the viewfinder. It is only a ?1/8 crescent moon but looks full due to the saturation and 3 mins worth of movement blur. The street lights were sodium lights so there is a yellow cast to the picture and sky. Easy to white balance out but I don't really like modifications of pictures.

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Fantastic shot Tesladownunder
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These pics are getting betterer all the time.
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Hi Ron ,
Your photos were better than mine as the comet was still high so too much light in the sky. So could only see a very small tail against a bright sky. I think the treat of clouds cut us off! cheers Zub
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Old 18-02-2007, 12:36 AM
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They are still coming on strong. Nice to see everyone is making the most of this fabulous spectacle.
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Old 18-02-2007, 02:04 PM
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heres the morning shot, same details as the previous image...
was suprised by how high it was in the morning sky...was some light mist but didn`t come out too bad.
Cheers Gary
Just as I saw it at 5am this morning from somewhere near Mittagong - through 20x80 bins - lovely!
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Old 18-02-2007, 02:16 PM
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Hi Ron ,
Your photos were better than mine as the comet was still high so too much light in the sky. So could only see a very small tail against a bright sky. I think the treat of clouds cut us off! cheers Zub
Wes have got quite a few shots with good tails but they are so grainy, I think it was the developer using the wrong processing
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