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Old 24-12-2011, 09:22 PM
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What a wonderful gift - a christmas Comet Love - o joy

i caught up with Scott Alder, Alan Meehan at strezlecki lookout this morning and captured this image with the point and shoot Canon G12. it stood out like the proverbials - lovely.

i hope to get some more shots christmas morning - the perfect astronomers gift
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Merry Christmas David.
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Old 24-12-2011, 10:13 PM
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Old 24-12-2011, 10:20 PM
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Nice one Dave !

Merry Christmas mate.
(LOL..... Christmas morning imaging Lovejoy, nice knowing you, BTW I'm tempted too...)
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Nice shot Dave your right what a christmas gift
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Old 25-12-2011, 08:17 AM
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Nice one Dave !

Merry Christmas mate.
(LOL..... Christmas morning imaging Lovejoy, nice knowing you, BTW I'm tempted too...)
nar nar i did it and lived so far....... but will have to look at the images later
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Nice shot Dave your right what a christmas gift
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sure is - Merry CHristmas Terry - thanks for discovering this wonderful comet
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Great shot Houghy.

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Great wide field Houghy, nicely done !
'Ave A 'Appy !
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Nice work Houghy, pretty amazing timing really, a beautiful bright comet for Christmas.

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Lovely work - settings, settings, please! And time of shot?
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....it stood out like the proverbials - lovely....
Great capture David.

Yes, exactly what you said. I drove down to Mona Vale Beach at 3:30. Lights everywhere, eyes not adjusted and looked out the windscreen and said, No, that cannot be it - must be a stream of cloud. Spent 5 minutes eyes adjusting and looking around and, blow me down, that was the end of tail I was seeing, rising above low cloud and sea mist!

I was quite surprised at how bright it was to the eyes off suburban Sydney!
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Great framing there, a good focal lentgh to show the true size of the comet.
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i had a muck about with the cruddy data i have with the other camera - well its the memories that count - not the quality it is a crop and it is out of focus - i forgot to turn off the autofocus about 8 shots stacked - 40sec
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i had a muck about with the cruddy data i have with the other camera - well its the memories that count - not the quality
I like it! The constellations are very distinct and it almost looks like relativistic bending of space-time

The best part about memories is that you can say the comet was this <-------------------> big! Oh wait, it really was!
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here is a shot from the boot lid with the 30D and the 70-200 lens @ 70. i need to stack the images but for a 6 sec shot its a joke

i had this setup resting on a blanket on the opened tailgate lid
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At least you got something !

Didn't you take your Astrotrac on holidays ???

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