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Old 22-01-2007, 12:09 PM
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Nice shots of McNaughts from Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane last night...
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Old 22-01-2007, 01:13 PM
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Here is my effort from Lostock. I wasn't planning on doing any astrophotography during the weekend but the comet inspired me to see what I could do with my compact 'point and shoot' digital camera (and it's 7mm lens!) using the chair and a 2 second timer shot instead of a tripod (which I didn't have either).
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Old 22-01-2007, 05:19 PM
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McNaught from Canberra

Here's my meagre effort at capturing this fantastic object

Olympus C7070 8 megapixel digicam.

Set to 5 seconds (I think) exposure at f6.3 and ISO 400.

Didn't really know what to expect as I've never tried to capture long exposures with the cam.

At least I captured something.

Will have another go tonight if weather permits.
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Old 22-01-2007, 06:25 PM
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These are some great shots that are being posted but I was curious - does anybody still use film?
Thanks.
I shot some in 200 ASA colour on Saturdday night, will try and finish the spool in the next night or so. Then we go see what the prints say...

I love film..... it's the purest form of photography.... no cheats, tweaks etc... the reall photon deal..

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Old 22-01-2007, 06:36 PM
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Beautiful pictures, Phil, Matt, Andrew & TCK!
Looking forward to those you took on film, Ving & Ziggy.
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Old 22-01-2007, 07:00 PM
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My only half decent shot out of a full roll. Saturday night from Mount Stromlo.

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Old 22-01-2007, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Glad to hear that I am not the only dinosaur shooting film still. I'll look forward to more images and I might even post some of my own from aound the 8th - as soon as I get some chromes processed.
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Old 22-01-2007, 07:12 PM
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Bit of cloud in Perth last night, but still managed to image the comet.
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Old 22-01-2007, 07:13 PM
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Can someone please answer my post in the observational astronomy threads on film cameras? I need to know very soon before I go out for the comet again tonight.

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Old 22-01-2007, 07:16 PM
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I might give Film a go tonight
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Old 22-01-2007, 08:49 PM
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.....and another from Lostock using 600mm F.L.
This was taken from one mountain top and the trees you see in the foreground are on the other mountain top across the valley.
I like the close up Andrew...(baldy)...
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Old 22-01-2007, 08:50 PM
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These are some great shots that are being posted but I was curious - does anybody still use film?
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Yep. I've been giving it a nudge the last week or so. Shot and developed 3 rolls so far. B+W only(not sure what slidefilm is available/any good these days)
Most are crap, but shots taken on Sat. night aren't bad.
Most of my drama's have been getting the right exposure times, so mostly bracketing with different films.
Those on Sat. were shot on Delta 100 pro(still crying for the loss of TechPan) and are pretty good except for some trailing.
I was gonna have a go last night with Delta 400 Pro and a barndoor/scotch mount/tracker, but cloud didn't help.
Will have a go tonight weather permitting(I can see cloud )

Can anyone in Perth with a neg. scanner help me please?
Would like to get these neg's scanned if possible.
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Old 22-01-2007, 10:13 PM
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Hi everyone, here's my most detailed shot from Saturday, taken on the shore of Lake Macquarie. Can't believe how much it looks like an aurora!

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Old 22-01-2007, 10:27 PM
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Neat shot Morton, My comet pics only hint at that detail in the tail.
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Old 22-01-2007, 10:42 PM
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Do you have an image editing program like Photoshop? Everyone needs to play about with brightness and contrast to get the most detail.

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Old 22-01-2007, 10:52 PM
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Heya!

I am no astrologist but the wonders of space has always fascinated me as a child. After reading about McNaught's online, I tried spotting on the 18th in "Sunny Port Melbourne" but the weather was appalling. Tonight, the 22nd of Jan., at 2125... after 2 hours sitting at the end of the pier, I saw it. As the sun went down, the tail was longer and longer and had a wonderful curve!!! The last 4 days' weather definitely made it impossible but tonight was amazing. I am contemplating joining an Astronomy Club. I have taken pictures, but using my camera phone and it appears ad a faint speck. I'll be going back tomorrow armed with binoculars and a camera.

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Old 22-01-2007, 11:24 PM
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Here's tonights effort, I expected a big improvement over last night but in reality my effort wasn't much better. The lengthy twilight here seems to wash out the detail early in the evening and by the time it's really dark I have run out of sensitivity. My final shots were taken at 15 seconds @ f2.8 Iso 400 and were still at least a couple of stops underexposed.
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Old 22-01-2007, 11:31 PM
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Hey,

Melbourne's weather has finally cleared... hopefully it will remain like that for a few days.

I took my camera out tonight and WOW, the last time I saw the comet was on Jan16, and man it has grown! I've attached some pics i took tonight

http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgieland/365796496/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgieland/365792251/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgieland/365787771/

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Old 22-01-2007, 11:50 PM
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It was clear over Canberra all day, until it was show time and a big cloud rolled in so it only allowed me to have a brief glimpse of the comet. This is the best picture I could get, it was still a bit light, but better than nothing! I'll try again tomorrow.
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Old 22-01-2007, 11:59 PM
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Well Tony's gone clear sky hunting but I saw the comet out our window for 15 minutes. So staying home wasn't a complete loss.

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Bit of movement but the old Ixus did well.

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