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Old 05-01-2012, 04:29 AM
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Comet Lovejoy still here, 5-1-12

Hi,

Comet Lovejoy still hanging in, had trouble seeing it visually.

Camera Canon 1100D
Lens 18 to 75 zoom at 18mm f/3.5 ISO 3200
13 x 25 sec light frames 5 darks 1 flat.
Proccessed in DSS and Photoshop.

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:08 AM
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Very good shot Justin. Nice colors.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:59 AM
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Really nice pic !!
I see the comet is approaching the pole. On 9 Jan the comet is @ +88 declination the most far south.

Good idea to use ISO 3200. Only thing is I see here that some stars are purplish which I also have when using my 40d + 1.8/85 at full aperture.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:34 AM
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Very nice view Justin, was cloudy here again. All the best.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 AM
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Thanks Justin, you must be tired from all these early mornings.
The tail seems to be 24d long, it ends near the mag 4 star SAO 256710.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 AM
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Another beautiful image, thanks Justin!!
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Dedication Justin.
You still got the images coming in.
Still great.

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Jee it's moving south a lot in a short time. Well done!
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What a beautiful wide field!!
Thanks for the view.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the comments.
It's been an ideal subject for learning DSLR imaging and proccessing.
Glen, yes I am a bit tired, but I have a three advantages at the moment.
On holidays, that ends next week.
Clear skies, been really lucky.
Call of nature, always get it this time of the morning makes it easier to get up for an hour or two.

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I havent got ISO 3200 on my Canon, but do you do much processing in PS Justin? What do you adjust mainly, the curves?
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Liz, does your 450D have Hi and Lo settings???. If so, when you set the ISO, you can switch it to Hi1, which will allow you to virtually shoot at 3200. Only problem is it might be a bit noisy.

I can do that on my camera.
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Liz, does your 450D have Hi and Lo settings???. If so, when you set the ISO, you can switch it to Hi1, which will allow you to virtually shoot at 3200. Only problem is it might be a bit noisy.

I can do that on my camera.
I dont think so, but will check it out, of course, battery is flat as a tac.
Is your camera a Canon Carl?
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No, a Nikon D3000.
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I havent got ISO 3200 on my Canon, but do you do much processing in PS Justin? What do you adjust mainly, the curves?
Hi, Liz.

I don't fiddle too much with photoshop yet, still learning.
My Photoshop is quite old, version 7.
What I do, do is, in menu I go to adjustments, levels and use the slide bar to manually adjust the output. Then I do a slight gausian blur, unsharp mask and colour saturation.
Occasionally adjust the brightness and contrast manually.

That's about it at the moment.

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Hi, Liz.

I don't fiddle too much with photoshop yet, still learning.
My Photoshop is quite old, version 7.
What I do, do is, in menu I go to adjustments, levels and use the slide bar to manually adjust the output. Then I do a slight gausian blur, unsharp mask and colour saturation.
Occasionally adjust the brightness and contrast manually.

That's about it at the moment.

Thanks,
Justin.
Thankyou for that Justin, you obviously do a great job!!
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Thats a great score Justing, really dig the LMC in the field too, Good to be still recording this comet to realize further its life span, so to speak ?
Great show !
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