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Old 24-12-2011, 12:44 PM
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Deep Comet Lovejoy

Hi all.
I went to Senic Lookout, Newcastle to image the comet rising over the ocean, with Newcastle's light pollution behind me.
I took a long contonious series of images, here is a stack of the best of them, from when the comet was high enough to see, but before too much dawn light washed it out.

43x 6 sec ISO1600 images with 50mm f1.8 lens, EOS600D, fixed tripod mounted.
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Aligned and stacked in Iris software, then finished with Photoshop.
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Old 24-12-2011, 12:48 PM
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Stunning image Scott!
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Spectacular!!
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great image and nice processing
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Old 24-12-2011, 12:56 PM
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WOW!!!!

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Old 24-12-2011, 12:57 PM
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I've just posted it on Google+ and Facebook, and it's been shared by Fraser - so it's getting a tonne of views now

Congrats Scott!
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Fantastic!
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Old 24-12-2011, 12:59 PM
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Many thanks all.
Its so much better imaging it over the ocean , away from light pollution, and Senic Lookout is 300 feet high so gets us out of the sea spray and mist. Was a bit of cloud on the horizon though and some haze. I will go in again on Christmas morning if clear.
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Old 24-12-2011, 01:00 PM
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Nice to see you still have the touch Scott! Absolutely stunning! dare i say APOD?
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Fantastic detail in the tail. Well done Scott.

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Spectacular image. Well done.
The full res version is brilliant.

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Old 24-12-2011, 01:19 PM
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In.....credible!!!!!!:thumb sup:

Edit: are there any doubts about the brightness of this incredible comet????
Inverted Scott's image using James' curve above.

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WHAT A B-E-A-UUUUUUTIFULLLL SHOT.........
I have added a curve to the shot bringing out more clarity again.......What a shot Scott......
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Nice, this is where we all have been trying to head. Damn cloud has been inconvenient on several occassions now. Hoping for a view like this laster next week.
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wowzers! epic shot!
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Old 24-12-2011, 02:38 PM
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Gulp!! Beautiful indeed!!
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Very nice view Scott, thanks. Cloudy here this morning.

All the best.
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Exceptional shot there, Scott
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Great shot Scott.

So the comet rises more in the east than SE if you imaged it rising over the ocean?

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Simply Superb image there Scott, a real corker.

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