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Old 25-12-2011, 05:46 AM
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C/2011 W3 Lovejoy Dec 25th from Broken Hill + animation

Hi All,

Merry Christmas, this morning I was up at 2:30am and setup out near our local airport. It was quite cloudy and there was lightening in the South but eventually the cloud in the vicinity of the comet cleared just in time prior to dawn.

Imaged the comet at 5min intervals and have included a link to an animation of 18 images. Note; the animation is 2.7 Mb.

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Old 25-12-2011, 07:28 AM
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Looks great Trev.
I like the animation.
I was out at the rest area on the wentworth road at 3:30 this morning as well getting a view of a truly Austrailian Christmas Comet.

Cheers and Merry Xmas Trev.
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Old 25-12-2011, 08:34 AM
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Merry Xmas Trevor!! Great image and the animation - love the way the comet emerges from the cloud to its full glory.
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Old 25-12-2011, 12:21 PM
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Merry Xmas Trevor

Nice shot!!!. What would've been awesome is if you had've got a bolt of lightning in the piccie as well!!!
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Spectacular Trevor
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Great animation!!
Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
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Old 25-12-2011, 03:35 PM
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Wonderful view Trevor, thanks.

All the best.
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Old 25-12-2011, 05:10 PM
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Very nice Trevor.

The clouds complement your single frame imo. I like it.

Darrin...
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Top show Trevor, such a treat to see it animated, out of this world
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Old 25-12-2011, 10:14 PM
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Looks great Trev.
I like the animation.
I was out at the rest area on the wentworth road at 3:30 this morning as well getting a view of a truly Austrailian Christmas Comet.

Cheers and Merry Xmas Trev.
Thanks Kev, glad you went out for a look, it was a shame that the cloud hung around for so long.

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Merry Xmas Trevor!! Great image and the animation - love the way the comet emerges from the cloud to its full glory.
Thanks Liz, yes, I am quite pleased with the way the comet emerges from the cloud in the animation.

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Merry Xmas Trevor

Nice shot!!!. What would've been awesome is if you had've got a bolt of lightning in the piccie as well!!!
Thanks Carl, it would have been interesting to get a bolt of lightning in the frame for sure but the lightning was far away, just illuminating the Southern horizon occasionally from about 2:30am.

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Spectacular Trevor
Thanks Rob, much more pleased with the focus of these than the images from Dec 24th.

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Great animation!!
Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
Thanks Jeanette, isn't it great that so many of us have been able to observe and image this Christmas comet, a pretty special event for sure.

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Wonderful view Trevor, thanks.

All the best.
Thanks Lester and thanks for the wonderful view you have provided of this comet.

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Very nice Trevor.

The clouds complement your single frame imo. I like it.

Darrin...
Thanks Darrin, reckon the cloud does add something to it. The cloud across the horizon certainly helped reduce the glow of the dawn.

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Top show Trevor, such a treat to see it animated, out of this world
Thanks Bob, pleased to get enough data to put into an animation, it looked pretty crook when I first setup with so much cloud about.
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Beautiful - those colour frames towards the end are fantastic.
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