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Old 19-01-2007, 01:18 PM
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Hi again everyone,
Heres my small effort to the millions of images I reckon that have been taken of this comet..
That Graham Palmer shot is fantasic hey....
First one with my televue genesis...about 2 sec on iso 100 and the second wide angle shot with 135mm @f/4.5 .6sec iso 100...
Cloud bank down low so had to image before it got too low..
Cheers and happy comet spotting tonight!!
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Old 19-01-2007, 01:27 PM
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Lots of nice shots. I like the cloud in front of several..
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Old 19-01-2007, 01:41 PM
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you guys i cant keep scraping my jaw of the floor like this! i think it has blisters now!?
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Old 19-01-2007, 02:18 PM
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Finally

Well here are the best of whats on offer up here in NW Australia.
The clouds finally opened up but the dust and haze was still VERY bad.
Oh well, stuff happens!
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Old 19-01-2007, 06:46 PM
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Hi all
ive been busy with work for some days but the images are AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!
Tell me is the comet much easier to spot now that its heading into darker skies? Is it worth using a telescope now???

Cheers. and keep up these phenomenal images!
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Old 19-01-2007, 07:06 PM
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Yeah it is much easier to spot. And the best bit, its setting later
It may be dimming in magnitude, but to my eyes its getting brighter. (relative, as it moves into darker skies).
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Old 19-01-2007, 08:56 PM
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Second contribution from me, although from the same batch of photos taken on Sunday night. Here 327kb

Taken with 400D, without the scope. Looking to use the scope at the next opportunity we have down in Melbourne..
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Old 19-01-2007, 09:06 PM
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These images have been fantastic.

I don't own a DSLR yet, but a colleague's partner (Garth Wimbush) snapped this image from Brisbane yesterday after the clouds finally cleared.

Garth used a Canon ESO 350D.
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Old 19-01-2007, 10:24 PM
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Very nice David, Garths photo it is very similiar to the naked eye view of the comet.

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Old 19-01-2007, 11:43 PM
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http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~rmn/C2006P1.htm

The definitive images from the man himself. Exquisite.

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Old 19-01-2007, 11:54 PM
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Wow such great images!

Here's my attempt tonight, clouds weren't so forgiving.

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Taken 19:43, a 10 or so minutes after we lost it and we could still see the tail naked eye. I've really bumped this up to clearly show it. Just amazing. We were sitting under a street light!
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Old 20-01-2007, 12:46 AM
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G'day all,
Had a spectacular view of the comet this evening from Mudgee.
Tail was about 20 degrees long.
Attached image taken with GSTAR-EX camera, 8mm lens and RGB filters
Hope everyone got to see similar to this.
Cheers, Qakka
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Old 20-01-2007, 01:04 AM
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Fantastic images everyone

Gorgeous view of the comet tonight in the suburbs of Perth as the sky got darker the tail really stood out , wish my pics captured it better
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Old 20-01-2007, 04:13 AM
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3 more shots from Perth, This time taken from near the narrows looking towards Fremantle on Friday evening.

Wind was fair, at around 20kts.

Nikon D2X, 80-200/2.8 AFS Nikkor @ 80mm f2.8, ISO 800, exp times 2, 2.5 seconds. No adjustments made in PhotoShop except for slight cropping.

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Old 20-01-2007, 07:04 AM
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Hey folks,

Excellent images everybody.

Well not the best image on the block, But I finally manged to nab it in
it's full splender last night. Was thinking for a while there I was going
have to waiting until it turn back into a telescopic object.

I was an easy naked eye object, looked awesome through my 20x80's

The image is a cropped version of the original, no other processing

regards,CS
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Old 20-01-2007, 08:47 AM
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Hi again everyone,
What a night here!!! Very clear and the first night with a cloud free horizon....
That dusty tail is going bigger every night. Left the telescope and just used the standard lense and my 135mm telephoto..
Both exposures about 15 sec iso 400. some levels and brightness/contrast in Ps. First with standard lense and the next with 135mm..
Might have to go to a wideangle lense if this comet gets more of a trail!!!
Wonder when we will see a ion trail?...fingers crossed for tonight....
Cheers Gary...
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Old 20-01-2007, 09:38 AM
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Gary, that is stupendous.

This comet and the pictures I see here have me running out of superlatives.

I don't have the skills or equipment to take the same kind of quality shot, but I'll add two that I took tonight here from Table Bay in Cape Town. VERY windy but clear evening. The coma shot was taken through the eyepiece of an 8" Meade SC with a simple Kodak CX7530; the other one with the same camera on a tripod - but the wind made things really difficult.
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Old 20-01-2007, 10:00 AM
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thanks Grinz! hope that wind settles down for you..be hard to get good exposures in a gale..all I had to deal with were mozzies for company...
Cheers Gary
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Old 20-01-2007, 10:04 AM
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Amazing stuff, this huge tail! I got it, but not as strong as some others due to light pollution.

http://www.rogergroom.com/rogergroom...m.jsp?Item=545

Heading off to dark skies tonight, might get some shots of the comet.
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Old 20-01-2007, 10:23 AM
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With all that light pollution it still shows through...amazing!!
But isn`t it a lovely backdrop...all I have here is bush!!!!
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