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Old 14-01-2007, 11:03 PM
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Hey rocket boy that pictures pritty cool
Im soo jealous of everyone who managed to beat the clouds for a quick look.
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Old 14-01-2007, 11:07 PM
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For a drought ravaged country, we sure have a lot of cloud.

Andrew, I love the range of colours, very dramatic. You were sooo lucky to catch that comet.
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Old 14-01-2007, 11:10 PM
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Hi all
Processed my images from today, from Redhead Bluff south of newcastle

Both images are a stack of 3 1250th sec shots in quick sucession through Berts wonderful 300mm f2.8 flourite lens, then aligned on the comet and stacked, processed with Iris.
The other shot was taken earlier today (4:21pm)with the unmodded 300D, its 12x 4000th sec ISO 100 through the 10 inch, processed as above. When looking at the cometthrough the scope it seemed so bright it was almost hurting my eye!

It was magnificent seeing the comet through binocs just as the Sun is setting, sadly cloud killed it later on.
looking fowards to tomorrow night
Scott
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Old 14-01-2007, 11:17 PM
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full res. crops of the 300mm f2.8 images
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Old 14-01-2007, 11:27 PM
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Now to really frighten you all.
Look how close to the Sun the comet was today, the 2nd shot I have indicated where the Sun was reflecting back from the primary, on one of the secondary holder vanes inside the tube. I had drive running and never left the scope without covering it first. I was able to safely view, and image the comet.

Not recommended for public viewings though, the public liability would be enormous.
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Old 14-01-2007, 11:38 PM
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Proof that the comet was visible through cloud during daylight . 3 x 1/400 sec ISO100 images (200mm f4.5 with 350D). Image from 10 minutes before sunset Jan 14 (greatly stretched)!
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Old 15-01-2007, 12:04 AM
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Yes this will go down as the Great Comet of 2007!
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Old 15-01-2007, 12:14 AM
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Terry,

I'm just down the road at Victoria Point and could not find it during the day and got clouded out at sunset.

Oh well there's always tomorrow.

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Old 15-01-2007, 12:17 AM
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There has been a debate on the comets-ml Yahoo list whether P1 is a great comet or a "Great Comet". Consensus is the former, subject to P1's behaviour over the next few days.

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Old 15-01-2007, 06:12 AM
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full res. crops of the 300mm f2.8 images
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Those full res shots are fantastic! And I like the color of the photos through the fluorite lens.
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Old 15-01-2007, 06:22 AM
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Stefan Seip has some more amazing images..

http://www.photomeeting.de/astromeeting/_index.htm

Click on Comets on the left menu. Remember to refresh the page if you've visited before.
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Old 15-01-2007, 07:18 AM
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Very nice images Scott Terry hOughy Rocket Boy etc.

I can only imagine how much tail would be visible if far longer exposures against a dark background were possible. The next days will tell.

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Old 15-01-2007, 07:35 AM
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I was soo excited about this evening and look how it turned out!
like i said before, sydney sux!!!

Did anyone from NSW have any luck???

Im just praying really hard so tomorrow will not copy todays disappointment!
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I am up the Blue Mountains and had about the same view, there was a lot of haze and low cloud in the west, great sunset though !

hopefully better luck tonight


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Old 15-01-2007, 08:14 AM
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Here's my images from last night. I was hoping for something better, but they turned out ok. Hopefully will be able to capture more tonight.

First shot taken with the 350D + 17-70mm sigma, others with the 75-300mm kit lens.

The white arrows indicate the position of the comet. I further processed a copy of the selected area in the offset circle to highlight more of the comet.
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Old 15-01-2007, 03:19 PM
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Hi
Once again readily visible in daytime through 10 inch scope.
Heres a 26 image stack with the unmodded 300D taken just before midday
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Old 15-01-2007, 09:46 PM
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g'day folks,

I went up to kilbride nursing home just up the road... great western views and great comet views. I have to say that visually, even without binoculars (which i forgot anyhow) it was a spectacular sight!!!

heres some shots.

in teh first one it doesnt really show the tail but the second one does!
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Old 15-01-2007, 09:49 PM
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Here's one from this evening (15th Jan).
The comet was very bright indeed.

Still battling the clouds though.

Canon 20D, 600mm @ f/8, 1/4 sec ISO 100.
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Old 15-01-2007, 09:53 PM
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here are some shots from Shortland (newcastle) tonight (15/01/2007).mix of shots pentax and canon and sorry I havent rotated anything yet
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This is the best I could manage through the smoke haze to the west. First shot is cropped no processing, second is levels adjusted. I was about to give up in disgust for the second night in a row when HRH Liz spotted it with the binoculars; no doubt about it, she's not just a pretty face...
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:06 PM
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We got to see it clearly for the first time this evening. We'll try imaging tomorrow night. A great sight indeed!
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