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Old 29-01-2007, 11:06 AM
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I wouldn't complain too much there, RB, the shot still came out quite nice.

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Old 29-01-2007, 04:51 PM
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Another couple of images of the comet taken on 28.01.2007 around 50 km south from Sydney. Canon 350D, 50mm.

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Old 29-01-2007, 07:05 PM
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Nice images Serge, this comet just will not quit even with the moon out and about.

great stuff
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Old 29-01-2007, 08:15 PM
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Old 30-01-2007, 01:20 AM
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Hi all,

Clouds finally lifted around Brisbane, and work is not calling. I thought I'd visit a friend outside of Beaudesert tonight despite the Moon for a chance to see the comet again in dark (that is no city lights) skies. It is still pretty hazy and the comet was only just barely visible unaided, barely 2 deg tail. The 400D draged it out of the muck here. 2 images stacked, applied Photo Filter Cooling filter 82, and resized in Photoshop CS. 30s, f5.6, iso 1600, fl75mm.

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Old 30-01-2007, 08:00 AM
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Finally got around to posting the 85mm pic from Monday morning, also a pic through my 25cm from Monday evening.

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Old 30-01-2007, 08:28 AM
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McNaught and ISS

Sunday evening from Dural I captured this. Visibility was lousy, could just see Comet with bare Eyes.
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Old 30-01-2007, 09:09 AM
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Hi All,
Love all your shots Gordon, but can`t see your latest images?..only the 30mm ones from monday.
Had a go at imaging mcnaught in the morning but the weather was not on my side..clear but lots of smoke and mist making the horizon very murky. Comet barely visible in 10x50s , could only see a degree or two of tail but least I saw it and took a pic as well..have to try when the sky is transparent!!!
Heres proof....
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Old 30-01-2007, 09:13 AM
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Very pretty photo, Gary!
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Old 30-01-2007, 09:23 AM
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Lovely, Gary! Beautiful, Gordon!

Gary, make sure you press CTRL-F5 to see the latest images on Gordon's page.

I couldn't see it this morning, wall to wall cloud
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Old 30-01-2007, 09:25 AM
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Cheers erick, Mike! all that smoke makes pretty pis but the comet sure suffered...barely visible in a 30sec exposure!!
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Old 30-01-2007, 09:41 AM
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My McNaught Images

Ok I finally got around to finish processing all of my McNaught images from the 18th, 19th, 20th and the 26th of January.

I've uploaded them to my Comet McNaught Image Gallery, but I'll attach some of my favourites here as well. There are 3 pages in the gallery.

The ones from the 18th, 19th and 20th were from IISAC2007 at Lostock, with Saturday (20th) being the best day in terms of brightness of the tail. The ones from the 26th (next post) were taken at Gosford waterfront, with lots of local light pollution as well as the waxing gibbous moon in the North. A much more difficult object to photograph as well as even see naked eye!

Thanks for looking.
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Old 30-01-2007, 09:42 AM
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And from the 26th..
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Old 30-01-2007, 10:02 AM
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All beautiful shots Mike, I wish I got the full extent of the tail. On the best night I forgot to take my wideangle lense..then was clouded out till a few days ago...Love the jetty pics from 26th...very nice.
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Old 30-01-2007, 10:11 AM
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Great images Mike, the jetty images are just great with the boats.

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Old 30-01-2007, 12:35 PM
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The moon is definately spoiling our viewing of the comet.
But on the other hand we are getting more colour in our backdrops.
This picture was taken last night, 29th Jan.
15 sec at AV 3.2 ISO 400.
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Old 30-01-2007, 12:37 PM
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Hi everyone
Was looking at the comet with the 18" scope the other day and I noticed that the nucleus and coma appeared green. I thought that I was imagining that but some other people who turned up where I was observing from also noted the comet appeared green. It is still looking fantastic, far better than I imagined with the moon as bright as it is.
Must admit that some of the photos here are FANTASTIC. This must be the most photgaphed comet in history...
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Old 30-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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Hi everyone
Was looking at the comet with the 18" scope the other day and I noticed that the nucleus and coma appeared green. I thought that I was imagining that but some other people who turned up where I was observing from also noted the comet appeared green.

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Yes most definitely Andrew, the coma does have a green tint.
I picked it up photographically but it would be awesome to also see it thru large aperture !
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Old 30-01-2007, 05:31 PM
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cosmic greenery

Hi Andrew, the green colour of the coma has been washed out on most photos of the comet due to overexposure, but you can see it on my inset photo through the 25cm Newtonian last night, particularly around the sunward side of the coma. The core of it is overexposed in that image, but I'm sure the colour is right across it. Maybe I'll try for a nice coma photo tonight.

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Old 30-01-2007, 06:21 PM
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Thumbs up Lostock Rocked!

Hi All,

Below is my pictures from Lostock, not as good as everyone elses, but thought I would add them anyway.

Congrats to all those who did get awesome shots! I'm in awe and envious at the same time
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