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Old 22-12-2011, 06:23 AM
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Comet Lovejoy - Bendemeer, NSW

Hi all, Travelled to Bendemeer for these shots this morning!
Note that the second image i managed to get the head in!

Cheers!
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Old 22-12-2011, 06:27 AM
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Thanks Chris, nice shots. It's cloudy here.
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Old 22-12-2011, 06:30 AM
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Thanks Chris, nice shots. It's cloudy here.

Thats a bugger, i got to Walcha Road and saw some stars through the clouds so i kept heading West, got clear at Bendemeer and i found a spot near the highway, luckily some thin cloud contracted to the East and made my sky a little clearer!

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Old 22-12-2011, 07:02 AM
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Magical collection, 1st is a ripper !
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Old 22-12-2011, 07:03 AM
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Great shots!
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Old 22-12-2011, 07:16 AM
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Great shots Chris!! How long was that tail today?
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Old 22-12-2011, 07:18 AM
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Great shots Chris!! How long was that tail today?
Hi Liz,
I measured at least 14 degrees, i would say it's longer than that but you need Bins and averted vision to make out the rest of the tail tip.
Have you had any luck observing it yet?
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Hi Chris

Brilliant captures! Looks like the weather was playing nice.

Cheers Petra d.
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Old 22-12-2011, 09:35 AM
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Hi Liz,
I measured at least 14 degrees, i would say it's longer than that but you need Bins and averted vision to make out the rest of the tail tip.
Have you had any luck observing it yet?
Yes, very happily observed it this am, but from a well lit carpark. hoping tomorrow I can head to a darker site. Very exciting!!

The tail looks longer in images coming through today, Amazing stuff.
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Old 22-12-2011, 02:20 PM
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if you have your Swan band filter at the ready try it on the comet's tail using your eye, it's something i haven't done yet!

And thanks to everyone who has posted a comment!
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Old 22-12-2011, 05:21 PM
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if you have your Swan band filter at the ready try it on the comet's tail using your eye, it's something i haven't done yet!

And thanks to everyone who has posted a comment!
aah, Ok, i have one of those.
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A really dumb question but is it in the east at this hour????
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Great pics Chris.
Mark, the comet is making it's way through the tail of Scorpius atm.
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A really dumb question but is it in the east at this hour????
Not dumb. Just think about it. It has just passed behind the sun so it will be very near the sun. The sun rises just after the comet hence it is in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
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Nice images, well done
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