#281  
Old 20-01-2007, 10:41 AM
[1ponders]'s Avatar
[1ponders] (Paul)
Retired, damn no pension

[1ponders] is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Obi Obi, Qld
Posts: 18,778
What else can be said? I think its all been said.

:clap ::cla p:
Reply With Quote
  #282  
Old 20-01-2007, 11:57 AM
Jimbo_Cymru
Registered User

Jimbo_Cymru is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calamvale
Posts: 2
Shot from Brissie

G'day Guys,
Just joined the site after meeting Earthlight and her hubby last night near Calamvale :-)

Attached are 3 images all captured during breaks in the (damn) cloudcover. I'm popping out past Ipswich tonight, to try and get away from the light pollution.

Cheers
Jimbo
www.artofjimbo.com
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (McNaught_18Jan07_01.jpg)
129.1 KB79 views
Click for full-size image (McNaught_18Jan2007_02.jpg)
106.4 KB38 views
Click for full-size image (McNaught_18Jan2007_10.jpg)
93.6 KB55 views
Reply With Quote
  #283  
Old 20-01-2007, 12:01 PM
jjjnettie's Avatar
jjjnettie (Jeanette)
Registered User

jjjnettie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Monto
Posts: 16,741
It's great to be able to come to this forum and share the experience with likeminded people.
I can't understand anyone who wouldn't be excited by this comet.
Reply With Quote
  #284  
Old 20-01-2007, 12:02 PM
acropolite's Avatar
acropolite (Phil)
Registered User

acropolite is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Launceston Tasmania
Posts: 9,019
to Iceinspace Jimbo.
Reply With Quote
  #285  
Old 20-01-2007, 12:11 PM
CoombellKid
Registered User

CoombellKid is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,590
Welcome to the group Jimbo_Cymru

regards,CS
Reply With Quote
  #286  
Old 20-01-2007, 12:13 PM
toc's Avatar
toc (Tim)
Registered User

toc is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Victoria
Posts: 832
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjjnettie View Post
It's great to be able to come to this forum and share the experience with likeminded people.
I can't understand anyone who wouldn't be excited by this comet.
My excitement is turning into depression as I have simply not seen it yet...While Im happy for Melbourne to get the rain, it would have been better a few weeks ago, not now.
Reply With Quote
  #287  
Old 20-01-2007, 12:45 PM
jjjnettie's Avatar
jjjnettie (Jeanette)
Registered User

jjjnettie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Monto
Posts: 16,741
Commiserations to you Toc.
The frustration must be awful.
Reply With Quote
  #288  
Old 20-01-2007, 01:11 PM
Calin's Avatar
Calin
Space Anomaly

Calin is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Canberra
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by toc View Post
My excitement is turning into depression as I have simply not seen it yet...
I share your pain, it's been clouded here (Canberra) every evening since Tuesday, I was unable to get out on Monday night to have a look, even the cows and 'roos in the nearby paddocks have seen it, it seems ! We have clear skies all day and the clouds roll up around 5:00pm only on the Western horizon and stay well past 10:00pm .... and bring no rain. Maybe the weekend will be different ... not according to the weather man though ...

My shots from the 19th ... same as 18, 17 and 16 .......

Ahhh well, such is life, I'm enjoying the show vicariously
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (IMG_0580 (Medium).jpg)
31.5 KB74 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_0600 (Medium).jpg)
21.9 KB51 views
Reply With Quote
  #289  
Old 20-01-2007, 02:38 PM
asterix
Registered User

asterix is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 8
This was taken with a Canon 300D. Cropped and contrast and brightness altered in photoshop slightly.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (IMG_8076ps1.jpg)
33.8 KB106 views
Reply With Quote
  #290  
Old 20-01-2007, 03:40 PM
bloodhound31
Registered User

bloodhound31 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,628
Calin,

Canberra huh? me too. I share your skies and your cloudy pain....

Baz.
Reply With Quote
  #291  
Old 20-01-2007, 04:14 PM
fringe_dweller's Avatar
fringe_dweller
on the highway to Hell

fringe_dweller is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 2,623
if someone isnt even slightly impressed by the naked views of this comet, particularly from a clear dark sky site, they are either dead in their soul, or have very serious eyesight problems!
Reply With Quote
  #292  
Old 20-01-2007, 04:23 PM
dcnicholls's Avatar
dcnicholls
Registered User

dcnicholls is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canberra, Oz.
Posts: 129
Quote:
if someone isnt even slightly impressed by the naked views of this comet, particularly from a clear dark sky site, they are either dead in their soul, or have very serious eyesight problems!
ie blind, stupid or dead

Clouds finally look encouraging for Canberra tonight (fingers tightly crossed). Vello Tabur couldn't stand it and drove 500km north to Gilgandra yesterday. Really nice images:
http://members.tip.net.au/~vello/2006p1/2006p1.htm

DN

Last edited by dcnicholls; 20-01-2007 at 04:27 PM. Reason: sp.
Reply With Quote
  #293  
Old 20-01-2007, 07:23 PM
bobtuc47's Avatar
bobtuc47
Registered User

bobtuc47 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: ELIZABETH South oz
Posts: 4
bobtuc47

a big wow from a first time user to DN from Bob
Reply With Quote
  #294  
Old 20-01-2007, 07:25 PM
auroradude's Avatar
auroradude
Out... in the cold

auroradude is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Homer, Alaska USA
Posts: 20
Incredible images

Wow! Worth the drive I'd say Vello! That last image at 1600ISO is hard to fathom. I can only try to imagine the sight first hand.
Still no sign of a gas tail. Is it too light still - or is it the orientation of the comet that it is not easily visible at this angle - or perhaps overwhelmed by what seems to be an incredibly dusty comet?
Keep 'em coming mates!
Reply With Quote
  #295  
Old 20-01-2007, 10:19 PM
thunderchildobs
Registered User

thunderchildobs is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ipswich, Qld, Aust
Posts: 617
Comet From Ipswich. Qld

After trying for 7 nights the clouds finally cleared.
The photos were taken from the Denmark Hill Water Towers.

Brendan
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (IMG_3871_comet.jpg)
27.8 KB55 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_3870_Me_Comet.jpg)
46.5 KB84 views
Reply With Quote
  #296  
Old 20-01-2007, 10:23 PM
Dennis
Dazzled by the Cosmos.

Dennis is online now
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 11,729
Hello,

My local astronomy club, the Brisbane Astronomical Society (BAS) held its annual BBQ tonight and it was my first real opportunity to photograph the comet. A couple of airplanes flew through the field.

It was a nice setting with a slender crescent Moon and the brilliant planet Venus also in the frame.

Cheers

Dennis
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (IMGP0312.jpg)
100.4 KB115 views
Reply With Quote
  #297  
Old 20-01-2007, 10:56 PM
blairhopkins's Avatar
blairhopkins
b2h

blairhopkins is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 6
Comet over St Leonards, Sydney

Hi - I've been an avid follower of Ice for a few months now, but this is my first post. Like everybody else, Comet fever has struck, and I feel the need to share! This photo was taken tonight (8:20pm. Jan 20) from Seaforth in Sydney. Canon 350D, 75-300mm at 90mm, 10sec, f5.0, ISO800.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Comet McNaught over Sydney.jpg)
87.0 KB124 views
Reply With Quote
  #298  
Old 20-01-2007, 10:59 PM
Zander's Avatar
Zander
n00b

Zander is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 80
nice pic bliar
great composition
Reply With Quote
  #299  
Old 20-01-2007, 11:09 PM
blairhopkins's Avatar
blairhopkins
b2h

blairhopkins is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney
Posts: 6
Thanks Zander - I was vying for a good viewing position on the edge of a cliff competing with a million mozzies - I'm not sure who won though... but it was worth it, we won't see another like this for a while
Cheers
Blair
Reply With Quote
  #300  
Old 20-01-2007, 11:10 PM
bloodhound31
Registered User

bloodhound31 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,628
AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!
:ast ron:
I went up to stromlo again tonite. set up in the usual spot. This time I had no idea where to look cos i thought it might have moved a bit in 3 nights. Got all ready by about 10 pas t 8. Waiting....waiting....was about to give up when i thought, i bet its behind the trees.

So, I moved up the very top of stromlo next to the laser sattelite tracking facility. by the time i got there, I turned around to view the horizon and......OMG!!!!!!!!There it was! Gotta be the highlight of my entire astronomy life! I know I cant swear here but man....some serious expletives are what is needed here to enunciate the high I'm on from seing this thing. I had no idea a comet would be or could be so beautiful and so huge!!!! Took a couple of rolls of film. Didnt know whether to sand like a dumb turd and stare naked eye, look thru the scope eyepiece, finder scope or the 2 cameras i had rolling!!!


WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finished now.


Baz
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 06:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement