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Old 23-01-2007, 08:16 PM
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Saturday evening, Cambroon. Well up the road a bit anyway. 15 seconds at
f3.2 ISO 800. Oh the grain!
Can't wait to see Astroron's effort.
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Old 23-01-2007, 08:28 PM
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Hi,

These pics are breath-taking!

I met Andrew (sorry, don't know your username) last night at Kariong, and he told me about this site.

My own photos don't come close to the others. My knowledge of astrophotography, and photography in general is nonexistent. But, I want to join the fun. This was taken at Kariong on Saturday night. I used 100 speed film on my Nikon F75. I hope I'm attaching this image the correct way.
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Old 23-01-2007, 08:30 PM
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McNaught by McNaught
My sincere apologies if someone else has posted this link in another thread (so many search terms, so many thread), but the Man has posted his own recent images here:
http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~rmn/C2006P1new.htm

No info about hardware apart from the 5D, but it looks like a nice job of guiding on a non-observatory platform. My own paltry (not poultry!) unguided effort with the D70 yielded startrails even at 10 sec

And profound thanks for 2006/P1, Rob...
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Old 23-01-2007, 08:51 PM
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I have just loved this week with all the chatter and the excellant pictures from everyone. I am looking forward to life getting back to normal though, whatever that is?
Here are my two best shots from Saturday night. They are very grainy and lots of flecks but my gear is old and the lens's are getting hard to clean.
Details are as follows: Nikon FG SLR with 200ASA film, 55mm lens at f1.8 and 10 seconds. Settings are for both pictures and they are untouched.
Location was Wandena rd Muchea which is on the Darling Escarpment about 50km north of Perth. Fantastic viewing west over the Swan Coastal Plain.
By the way, this comet is my very first attempt at photographing this kind of event and I'm quite happy with the results. .
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Old 23-01-2007, 09:14 PM
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Comet from Ipswich Queensland

The weather has not been kind here in SE Qld and Saturday and Sunday were the only two nights that were relatively cloudless. I had some success with my Pentax Digital on 20s @ F 9.8.
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Old 23-01-2007, 10:24 PM
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Here's a few more taken tonight from backyard with 300D unprocessed.
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Old 23-01-2007, 10:56 PM
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Amazing photos! I was over at Port Melbourne again and the clouds just kept rolling in. How much longer do we have, especially for those in Victoria, until the comet fades away and no longer visible to the naked eye? Was planning a family spotting event this Friday and hoping it's still there.
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Old 23-01-2007, 11:08 PM
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Finally!

Managed to get several images tonight from a few km to the west of Canberra (out along the Cotter Road, 1km west of Mt Stromlo). Used my wife's tiny Ixus400 15 seconds at ISO400. Very noisy but not without merit.

The clouds were, as usual, very irritating

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Old 23-01-2007, 11:30 PM
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Well captured John, seems to be better to take images early rather than later in the evening. I tried some just before 11pm but they were noisy and not all that spectacular.
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Old 23-01-2007, 11:41 PM
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Can you get too much of a good thing?

Nope.

Another widefield shot, from a different place this time...

http://tinyurl.com/3xafso

and a close up with the 4x Powermate...

http://tinyurl.com/2njh6d

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Old 23-01-2007, 11:47 PM
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The close up looks terrific Stuart!

Haven't seen many pics of it yet.

It looked like that thru my 12" and ED80 last night, but to be honest, I still prefer looking at it naked eye.
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Old 23-01-2007, 11:58 PM
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Yeah the naked eye view is great, but you can always look and image at the same time!

I'm going to try to do some work with the SBig at f40 tomorrow night, weather permitting, then again, maybe f25 first...

These images were really quite noisy, I want something more sensitive so I can get the exposure time down.

I'm surprised the webcam guys aren't posting that much, lots of widefield stuff, not much close in.

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Old 24-01-2007, 12:06 AM
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I tried the webcam last night. No good
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Old 24-01-2007, 01:13 AM
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I was up on Stromlo last night mate. Where were you. I didnt even get a shot off! The cloud didnt roll in..it just magically appeared right on showtime in a 20 minute window of clear sky to solid blanket.

Going up again tonight...

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I was just at home, down near Tuggers taking shots off the veranda. That cloud was incredibly irritating last night, it just came out of no where!

I got a couple more ok pics tonight from home. My dad took us up into the mountains on the way to Tidbinbilla, was spectacular out there, but still a cloud sat right on the tail and wouldn't shift, even though there was clear sky on either side of the tail. I'm hoping to get some better views from the mountains this weekend, have to escape the city lights to truely enjoy this comet. Is the view good from up Stromlo?

Anyways, here are a couple more pics I took tonight I wish I had a tripod though.
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Old 24-01-2007, 01:27 AM
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Nice on Vol! I wouldn't be upset about the clouds, that first image is brilliant. The clouds actually add to the shot. It looks surreal.
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Old 24-01-2007, 06:00 AM
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More excellent shots! We were clouded in last night, looks the same again tonight. Hoping to get out tomorrow or Friday for the last few tries..
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Old 24-01-2007, 08:08 AM
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Hi Vol, nice images that you have captured. I wouldn't be too worried about the clouds either, I agree with Mojo they add to the shot and the depth of the image.

Nice work
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Old 24-01-2007, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for all the images folks. It sustained me while looking at smoke and cloud in Melbourne for the past week. Managed to get this from Kangaroo Ground (NE of Melb) last night just after more cloud drifted out of the way just in time.

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Canon 5DH, 24to105mm F4L at 24mm and F4.used a fixed tripod, 6x10 sec at an ISO 1600.
Used IP to convert raw to tiff. Then summed 3x2 to give equivalent of 3x20sec with Registar. These were then stacked and averaged in Rgst and the usuals in PS.
The field of view is 85x57 degrees.
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I have many more and hope to work out better ways to get the information out of them.
I am not used to shooting targets that move with respect to the stars.

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Old 24-01-2007, 12:39 PM
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Great images Vol and Bert.

Vol, like the guys said, the cloud adds to the image. Very nice.
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Old 24-01-2007, 03:15 PM
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This shot was taken from home looking across the valley. Single shot taken with my simple Cybershot ......... Nothing to compare with other IIS members but I'm happy that I have a personal reminder of the great comet McNaught

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