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Old 25-01-2007, 01:23 PM
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Excellent images, Phil! Nicely done.
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Old 25-01-2007, 02:57 PM
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Phil congrats - altho I see Rob McNaught pipped ya to the post(ing) mebbe?
but just the same, thats a milestone to be pleased with (ion tail detection/confirmation)
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Old 25-01-2007, 03:20 PM
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super image phillip
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Old 25-01-2007, 03:42 PM
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Phil congrats - altho I see Rob McNaught pipped ya to the post(ing) mebbe?
but just the same, thats a milestone to be pleased with (ion tail detection/confirmation)
Rob McN has an ion tail image? Link please - I haven't found it? Ta.
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Old 25-01-2007, 03:47 PM
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Rob McN has an ion tail image? Link please - I haven't found it? Ta.
http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~rmn/C2006P1new.htm
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Old 25-01-2007, 04:10 PM
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Thanks Greg, yes I have been following Rob's site - but he doesn't mention an ion tail here neither do his published photos suggest one? But I'm probably missing something - please set me right if that is the case!
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Old 25-01-2007, 04:51 PM
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ion tail

Hi Phil,
Super images! Definate ion tail. I can see a trace of it in your 50mm shot from Monday night as well.
http://www.philhart.com/gallery/Come...ht_50mm?full=1
Wish I had some nice glass on it too.
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Old 25-01-2007, 05:00 PM
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yes, it is there in the monday night images also, but a bit more obvious now. i've also had time to process the images more today, which i didn't on tuesday!

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Old 25-01-2007, 05:48 PM
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I can see a trace of it in your 50mm shot from Monday night as well.
http://www.philhart.com/gallery/Come...ht_50mm?full=1
That is an exquisitely beautiful image. It captures the etheral feeling of looking at a Great Comet in a dark sky. I'm beginning to think C/McNaught is a match for Ikeya-Seki.

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Old 25-01-2007, 07:12 PM
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Yes Iceman the image was tracked using my scopes mount. It was 3 mins long with the 350D. Here's a cropped and rotated image.
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Old 25-01-2007, 08:02 PM
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more than one? person has asked to see a film image of p1, I assume they mean from a dark sky site on top of that?

seeing our usual development lab with the half million dollar u beaut kodak express machine is in transition, i did the rather crazy thing of taking it somewhere else equally reputable!, but unknown quality, with the same machine - i knew from long bitter experience that is a very stupid and dumb thing to do, as you have to take time to train them and break them in so to speak in the art of astro pic development you know .. yes its supposed to be dark it's.. like.. nightime and, no thats not dust, its stars your trying to wipe off .. ect.
anyway the very nice lady did their best and went over backwards to do it right, said the machine/computer was having a fit tryin to decide what should be done *sigh* oh well my mistake, will be patient and get them done correctly - later on - no hurry, and it was late in the day had to go

but as way of an example of comparison to the old time shots of the great comets, heres one off the 300dpi neg scan disc that they provide, its woeful, but you get the idea, taken monday night 22nd, it was 35mm fuji H 400 iso/speed film 15-20 sec exp? on a tripod - 50mm f1.7 lens/ @ f2 - pentax mv body - both from the 1980's and the whole unit cos $200, tripod was more expensive
unprocessed - ah well throw good money after bad

nothing wrong with negs, they look totally normal, thank goodness, they cant stuff up negs, except scratch them - i was shocked they werent using cotton gloves to handle the negs - i felt a little ill when i saw that scene

should blow up real nice being 400 tho and i have many others from that night, just wish my other film pentax with the 28mm mm and fuji provia in it hadnt locked up and ruined the roll - such is astrophotography, as ned kelly famously said
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Old 25-01-2007, 08:20 PM
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Heres my best from the 22nd. Although, I'm reviewing some more images I had (from the same night) that may be better than this. What a bloody marvellous object!

Well done to all!
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Old 25-01-2007, 08:28 PM
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Nice one Asi !

We've got wall to wall cloud cover.
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Old 25-01-2007, 09:07 PM
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Here's a couple from the last two nights.

By the way thats a ripper Asi!
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Old 25-01-2007, 09:55 PM
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Here is a shot of the comet Mc Naught done last night.With LXD 55 10'' S/N and a Canon 400D (30 seconds ex., )
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Old 25-01-2007, 10:56 PM
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kickin butt as usual there everybody! i am looking forward to more close-ups like that - wicked! like ala.. mr mcnaught, its time for your close-up sir

you know already I like that one John as i said i would/could retire a happy man from comet imaging if i had taken that shot
love that perspective on the tail, gives me a real clear impression of the structure of that crazy cats tail, looks like a helix or fishbone/spine or something - its very enlightening
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Old 25-01-2007, 11:00 PM
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Thanks Kearn. I kind of took the hint & brought the pic out of it's 'hidey hole'
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Old 25-01-2007, 11:05 PM
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Good to see that Rob McNaught is getting fantastic images of his own Comet every night.

This one (he has discovered 10 comets) will make his name famous!

Onya Rob Ya done the Aussies proud mate!!!!
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Old 25-01-2007, 11:09 PM
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Hey Mr Paul Mayo, imager to the Stars has nailed a page on astronomy.com


http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default...id=99&aid=5095
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Old 25-01-2007, 11:25 PM
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Finally got to take a pic!!
2x30sec, iso400 Pentax ist-D withPentax 28mm lens @ f2.8
Hahndorf, South Australia at 21:40
Happy Australia Day
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