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Old 16-01-2007, 12:56 AM
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No worries Thanks Ken,i like the reality shots just as much as the close-ups ) its a tiny weeny bit blurry, I fixed that soon after that, got a hundred, bit hard to choose right now field of view in that shot would (cant find my chart - but i think for the 350d equivalent of an 80mm film, so maybe 30 degrees wide?
forgot details too! 1/800 sec at f 6.3 (was in full auto) 400 iso
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Old 16-01-2007, 12:57 AM
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Ken,
you probably already know this but, if you look on the back cover of Astronomy 2007, it gives you a ruler to measure degrees. You just need to hold the book up 20" in front of you to read off it.
Handy.
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Old 16-01-2007, 01:01 AM
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Ken,
you probably already know this but, if you look on the back cover of Astronomy 2007, it gives you a ruler to measure degrees. You just need to hold the book up 20" in front of you to read off it.
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Thanks Jeanette. Never noticed it before
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Old 16-01-2007, 01:28 AM
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Here's another from this evening, this time taken through a polarizing filter.
I'd been debating whether to try with my polarising filter - now I think I should - thanks!
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Old 16-01-2007, 01:36 AM
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My attempt from Perth

OK, here's a couple of shots from 14th and 15th. Not great, but something! Unprocessed too, I briefly tried stacking them but don't really have time right now.

http://www.rogergroom.com/rogergroom...y.jsp?Item=534
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Old 16-01-2007, 01:43 AM
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here's another from tonight - it has Venus as well as p1 in it - i just enhanced it ridiculously to highlight their individual brightness in the hope of a comparson of sorts re current magnitude - that mothers head looked like it was gonna explode - a furious magnesium bomb!!! like it had gigantism of the nucleus
details: single shot 1/250 sec f 3.5 iso 200
EDIT: Venus being the bright object in the the mid-top right, and mcnaught is circled. nothing was intefering with brightness of Venus at the time.
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Old 16-01-2007, 06:11 AM
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Excellent images everyone. Scott I love yours!
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Old 16-01-2007, 08:07 AM
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Hi - asked this question in the discussion thread too - was wondering whether anyone had luck in capturing Mercury and McNaught yesterday (14 Jan)? Would have needed some pretty good equipment & expertise since the planet is so much dimmer than the comet is at the moment... but I've been looking all over the Net in the hope that someone did capture it.
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Old 16-01-2007, 08:13 AM
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Well despite a fair amount of smoke haze I still was able to see it.

Comet is in the top left of the image, just line up the white markers. Looked far better in the 15x70's, bring on today!!!

PS: Great images all!

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Old 16-01-2007, 09:26 AM
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Here are my images from last night. Much more pleased with how these turned out (compared to the night before).

All taken with the 350D + stock 75-300mm lens.

Thanks
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Old 16-01-2007, 09:37 AM
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I like the 5th one Mike, nice picturesque photo with the comet in the background.
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Old 16-01-2007, 09:47 AM
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I like the 5th one Mike, nice picturesque photo with the comet in the background.
I agree Ed.

Mike they're beautiful and I too like #5 and the last one as well, the most.
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Old 16-01-2007, 09:49 AM
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Rocket Boy,

I used a Canon 70-200mm f/4 with 1.4x converter. The focal length used was 208mm.

The picture has been cropped top and bottom to remove extraneous sky and water.

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Old 16-01-2007, 10:47 AM
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I suspect, Mike, that one of those Entrance shots may win you some gear at SPSP15! I prefer the last in the sequence, balancing aesthetic and astronomical considerations.
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Old 16-01-2007, 11:28 AM
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Well comet Mc Naught put on a good show in Adelaide last night , at times it looked brighter than venus. Heres a couple of shots , btw great shots everyone
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Old 16-01-2007, 11:52 AM
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Here is an image that was quickly snapped from Gunderman down on the Hawksberry River. The first is the original. the following two are cropped.
Nikon D200, 80-200 ED
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Old 16-01-2007, 12:00 PM
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Great images guys, also saw the comet last night was amazing.
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Old 16-01-2007, 05:36 PM
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Hi all
Once again readily visible in daytime with the 10 inch scope, somewhat further from the Sun now, possibly a little fainter but still easy
Stack of 5x1000thsec shots with unmodded 300D, cropped and enhanced. Wide short tail rather then the long skinny one the northerners got pre-perihelion. taken at 1pm
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Old 16-01-2007, 06:07 PM
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Saw comet last night, but had to travel 60km to try to get away from bushfire smoke on W horizon (comet-chasers?!?). Great views, even though sky was still smokey, and McNaught disappeared into thick bank while the W sky was still quite bright. Got short AVI with NexImage through 4.5" f8 reflector, but lack of contrast was a real problem, meaning the Registax-processed image is not great.

Big clouds now building up, so tonight may be out for viewing here . Last night's image attached, for what it's worth. Some great images are being posted, and congratulations one and all!

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Old 16-01-2007, 06:23 PM
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I too love the images that scotts posting. The ones during the daytime look similar to comet hyokutaki (did i spell it right?) with its beautiful greenish glow.
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