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Old 21-12-2011, 07:53 AM
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Comet Lovejoy morning shot (added 22/12 shot)

Good morning all,

awesome show this is putting on already! im glad i made the hike to get this shot
Taken at 0400 local time (perth) with canon 7D, 17-85mm lens, ISO 800 F4.5

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Old 21-12-2011, 07:55 AM
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Wow, that's awesome Grahame - with moonlight and all!

How long was your exposure?
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Old 21-12-2011, 07:57 AM
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Thanks mike - this shot was 8 seconds - it was easily visible to naked eye though!
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Old 21-12-2011, 08:11 AM
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Here's another nice shot - 10sec @ ISO 800, F5.6, 50mm.
It has a distinct Ion tail too

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Old 21-12-2011, 08:16 AM
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Awesome!
Looking at my forecast, I'm not going to be able to see it until maybe Saturday.
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Old 21-12-2011, 08:33 AM
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Good morning all,

awesome show this is putting on already! im glad i made the hike to get this shot
Taken at 0400 local time (perth) with canon 7D, 17-85mm lens, ISO 800 F4.5

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Amazing image of the comet!
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Old 21-12-2011, 08:46 AM
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Totally amazing capture Grahame!!!!

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Old 21-12-2011, 09:10 AM
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Absolutely fantastic, thanks for sharing this! I'm hoping to get out and have a look too, if weather permits.
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Old 21-12-2011, 09:15 AM
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2 great shots, Grahame !
Thanks for sharing
We are desperately waiting for better weather here in New Caledonia...

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Old 21-12-2011, 09:23 AM
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Woohoo, fabulous images Grahame!!!!

The first IIS image posted, and the first of many to come I would think. I have to work again tomorrow but you have given me hoep that I dont need to go to a total dark sky as you have cature the comet with the city glow.

Bugger it, I am taking my camera to work!!
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Old 21-12-2011, 09:35 AM
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Awesome - image 2 is fantjollytastic!
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Wow, great shots! Thanks for sharing. It is not possible to see it from Europe.
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Old 21-12-2011, 10:40 AM
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Great picture! I got up at 5am this morning but it must have been too bright to see it. I will get up earlier tomorrow morning as it's supposed to be clear in Adelaide.
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Fantastic images!! You've inspired the whole forum I reckon.
No luck my way this morning.
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Absolutely amazing. It seems the trick is to get up before astronomical twilight. My less than impressive images from suburban Adelaide taken on Nautical twilight are here (along with conditions):
http://astroblogger.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-saw-it-comet-lovejoys-tail-in.html
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Old 21-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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Great shots Grahame!!!!
Well done on being the first too.
Like Liz, I'll be taking my camera to work as well!
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Old 21-12-2011, 11:20 AM
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Great shot Grahame
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Old 21-12-2011, 12:38 PM
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Nice shot. We have now made arrangements for tomorrow morning. Clear skies predicted for the next few days here.
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Stunning capture Grahame A totally Magic morning scene !

I up at 3am on the East Coast hoping overcast condition would break, Wishful thinking ?

Great you had optimal conditions, excellent job ! !

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Old 21-12-2011, 01:42 PM
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Awesome pix, I might have to do an early morning stint up on the Volcano in the back yard. Only way I can get a low East Horizon.
Weather is currently co-operating here .... shhhhh !!
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