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Old 23-12-2011, 08:08 AM
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Comet Lovejoy & crescent moon from Loomberah

After lots of clouds and storms recently, including 62mm in storms yesterday, I had a brief gap in the clouds this morning and was able to grab a few photos before the cloud covered the sky again

more images here: http://astro.gunagulla.com
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Old 23-12-2011, 08:18 AM
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Welcome back Gordon! Beautiful image!

I was totally clouded out this morning.

Reminiscent of McNaught in 2007 a bit!
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Old 23-12-2011, 08:26 AM
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Still no comet for me due to cloud's so I am still comet viewing deprived so I am loving these images keep them coming great image
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Old 23-12-2011, 08:40 AM
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An absolute cracker of an image, well done!
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:04 AM
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beaut image Gordon.
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:05 AM
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Hi Gordon
Beautiful image! This tail is huge!
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:18 AM
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Fantastic composition that!

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Very nice view, thanks Gordon.
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:31 AM
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WOW! Gordon what a stunning capture.

Cheers Petra d.
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:47 AM
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awesome shot! great combination!
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Very nice shot Gordon
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Old 23-12-2011, 10:15 AM
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Was it visible visually or only in the photo?
If so, how did it look?
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Old 23-12-2011, 10:27 AM
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Yes, very obviously visible, I'd call it reasonably bright, nothing subtle about it at all- instantly visible as soon as you look in that direction.
Here is another view in HDR, that probably better represents how it looked to the naked eye.
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Yes, very obviously visible, I'd call it reasonably bright, nothing subtle about it at all- instantly visible as soon as you look in that direction.
Here is another view in HDR, that probably better represents how it looked to the naked eye.
Nice, I like that view. I agree probably more representative of naked eye view.
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Old 23-12-2011, 10:55 AM
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Fantastic stuff Gordon! Have also had a look through your gallery.

I think I might be going for a long drive tonight...apart from a brief glimpse of the end of the tail 2 nights ago have been totally clouded and rained out.

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Yep, I'm thinking about a road trip tomorrow morning, Sydney is trash!

Lovely shot Gordon, you have nice skies up your way.

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Old 23-12-2011, 11:40 AM
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I was lucky with the gap in the clouds this morning, it clouded up very quickly again as I was taking photos- continuing the pattern of the past month and a half- very little clear sky at all, it's not good for my off-grid solar power supply either!
Given how bright the tail is now, I suspect it should be good to observe and photograph for a fair few more days yet, even if the nucleus is just about gone.
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Well done,saw moonrise this morning but guess where the cloud was parked up? Maybe tomorrow.
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Nice shots Gordon. It was clearly visible to the naked eye from Newcastle. Let's hope we get some cloud free mornings for more observations.
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Fantastic Gordon.

Nicely composed.

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