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Old 24-12-2011, 08:34 AM
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Lovejoy melbourne outskirts

Tried yesterday morning to capture this comet with no luck due to clouds and getting up too late so this morning set out at 3am to a favourite spot and was amazed at how good it looked!

Pics taken with 5dmark2 and 17-40


lovin' the lovejoy!
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Old 24-12-2011, 09:03 AM
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Great pics! How does it look visually? I saw McNaught - Lovejoy looks very impressive!
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Old 24-12-2011, 09:08 AM
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Thanks, i would say its not brighter than mcnaught it looks pretty much like the pic to the naked eye only slightly dimmer
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Old 26-12-2011, 08:34 AM
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here is another shot i took from the same night cropped and processed in cs5 with my limited skills
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Old 26-12-2011, 09:18 AM
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Great Views, I'm amazed at the forked tail, Well captured ! !
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Old 26-12-2011, 11:51 AM
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Sure that's not a hailstone!!!!!

Nice shots
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Old 26-12-2011, 01:13 PM
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fortunately the hailstones missed us but they did some big damage. Where else can you have 30 degrees and clear skies and near tennis ball size hailstones on the same day!!!
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I really like your third blue/purple shot - nice work!
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Old 26-12-2011, 07:17 PM
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thanks, i stacked 10 exposures of 30sec this time and just did the auto thing in photoshop. i had to crop the photo cause the foreground came out as a massive blur must have been from the long grass blowing in the breeze
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