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Old 28-12-2011, 06:37 AM
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28th December Comet Lovejoy

Oh boy...this was my 4th all nighter in a row. Feeling a bit punch drunk atm.
But it's worth it.
The first image was taken from the same hill Shel, Jase and myself used yesterday.
This one is stacked, 15 second exposures for a total of 4.5min, Nifty 50 lens, tripod mounted.
Interesting how there is shadowing on the edges on the bright parts of the comet.
The second is taken down lake side. The sky was brightening fast. Wish I'd gone down earlier.
There were some lads down there this morning yabbying, that is why the water isn't as still as it should be.
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Old 28-12-2011, 06:54 AM
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Lovely Jeanette, you have been lucky to be able to see it so many times, I have driven all over the countryside, but to date no luck, It will be a fading memory for me, but at least I have seen it from you guys.

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Old 28-12-2011, 07:07 AM
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Beautiful jjj!! Look at that tail, heading right up past Crux by the looks.
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Old 28-12-2011, 08:02 AM
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Awesome shots J! If I had had it my way, I would have been out again last night too but alas, I have to work These are so stunning! The first shot is just jam packed with detail and the second shot is really nice with the reflections and the pin prick stars overhead against a brightening sky. Very beautiful

Jase and I are thinking we will head out again over the long weekend, I know it will be very very faint by then and perhaps not have as much of a tail to speak of but we thought we'd give it a shot!
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Old 28-12-2011, 08:31 AM
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Wonderful views JJ. You got far more stamina than I to do 4 all nighters in a row and are reaping the rewards. All the best.
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Old 28-12-2011, 09:07 AM
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That's awesome Jeanette, love them both! Nice idea using the faster lens to stack a few images in quick succession! (was it at f/1.8?)
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Old 28-12-2011, 10:03 AM
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Great shots JJJ

Those two really do it justice.
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Old 28-12-2011, 10:20 AM
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Great stuff there. Tail still nice and long. I envy your clear skies.
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Old 28-12-2011, 11:54 AM
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awsome JJJ, that water looks wicked!

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Old 28-12-2011, 12:01 PM
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Nice shots JJJ

Love the 2nd one!!!!. Just a pity the comet wasn't a bit brighter, then that shot would've been spectacular!!.
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Old 28-12-2011, 12:28 PM
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Excellent JJJ. Was thrilled to be able to see the comet from home.

Cheers Petra d.
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They are both fabulous images
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Nice work, again. I admire your stamina!
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Awesome shots J! If I had had it my way, I would have been out again last night too but alas, I have to work These are so stunning! The first shot is just jam packed with detail and the second shot is really nice with the reflections and the pin prick stars overhead against a brightening sky. Very beautiful

Jase and I are thinking we will head out again over the long weekend, I know it will be very very faint by then and perhaps not have as much of a tail to speak of but we thought we'd give it a shot!

Shelley! I think you will be lucky to see anything at all by the weekend ,See Carl's post on here and FB re the the disintergration of the nucleus.
If you are going to take images I think your going to need some form of tracking as it will be so faint IMHO.
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Old 28-12-2011, 01:43 PM
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Nice pics JJJ , as Carl says it is a pity the comet is not juuuuust a bit brighter.
Cheers

PS I must learn to stack

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Old 28-12-2011, 01:57 PM
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I don't know how you do it, i'm stuffed after one night out.
Awesome images.
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Old 28-12-2011, 02:03 PM
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Great shots of Comet Lovejoy JJJ.

If the weather holds I will be heading out with my Brother to Lake Moogerah or there abouts this evening. He has a good camera, so it will be interesting to see what he can capture.

I hope this is not the first and last chance I have to see this comet with unaided vision under dark skies. It is no longer visible to the naked eye from my backyard as I have to look towards the worst of the light pollution that Brisbane produces.
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Beautiful work Jeanette, plenty of time for sleep when this comet has gone.

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Old 28-12-2011, 04:35 PM
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I love your stacked one, what program do you use? I have some multiple images I could have a go with. I have a Mac
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Old 28-12-2011, 10:52 PM
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Very coool jjj, I dig the comet and really like the cantrast with the water and the hill reflection, lovely : )
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