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Old 13-01-2007, 02:20 PM
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Here he is from space.

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Old 13-01-2007, 06:09 PM
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Anyone who was around Brisbane today would realise how poor transparency was. But regardless I succeeded in seeing the comet visually around 2:30pm onwards. Quite easy to see and about mag -4, see sketch here:

http://www.pbase.com/image/72985650

The 2 points that were noteworthy was how tiny and intense the central condensation was (much smaller and more intense than Venus). Also the pale yellow colour.

I had to build a tube extension about 70cm long to prevent sunlight entering scope tube.

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Old 13-01-2007, 08:02 PM
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Yes thats pretty much what Ive been seeing with my scope.
Didnt get a chance to image today, it was only visible (through thin cloud) for a short time before it closed right over.
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:06 AM
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View from Germany

Just come across this nice picture
http://www.astrotreff.de/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51814

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Old 14-01-2007, 01:06 PM
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Hey guys
I dont know if you have checked it out yet but the astro pic of the day site has a beauty captured with a normal digi camera! good news for people like me who dont have SLRs!

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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Old 14-01-2007, 01:22 PM
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Very nice shot from Germany with the comet still visible as the sun is setting
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Old 14-01-2007, 03:16 PM
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Getting better, I had a go at imaging it today at 12pm, 8" f6 toucam unmodded.

WOW this thing is bright.
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Old 14-01-2007, 06:08 PM
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Hi all
heres todays images, taken from 10 am!

First is with uv/ir filter
2nd is though Baader UHCS filter
3rd is Baader narrowband O3
4th is Baader 7Nm Ha filter
Modded 350D camera, 10 inch f5.6 Newtonian
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Old 14-01-2007, 07:16 PM
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anyone got a swan filter to try out on it?

Scott do you think the UHC filter works for daytime on the comet?
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Old 14-01-2007, 07:36 PM
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Great images Scott and Terry and others. I tried today but to much smoke and haze. I put a 58mm Hutech LPR filter on the small hole on the endcap of the 100ED. This was mounted on an extension to the dewcap of the 100ED.

The good thing about this is that IR is blocked by the LPR filter so minimises cooking of expensive bits. Even when I inadvertently got directly onto the Sun no problems and could see quite a bright image of the blue hazy sky and clouds in the 5DH viewfinder.

Thanks for all the daylight images. My mind is still trying to get used to the idea of imaging comets during the day.

I suppose next it will be super nova during the day (if we get one bright enough).

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Old 14-01-2007, 08:22 PM
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Despite cloud/haze all day the comet was visible on 2 occassions including the grand finale at sunset (and photographically on 2 other occassions). I did not get to see the comet after sunset as cloud interfered but it was plainly visible in 15x70 binoculars about 15-30 minutes before even though it was shining through distant high cloud that was illuminated by the sun! I could never imagine seeing a comet under such conditions, but there it was tail and all!

Anyway, I quickly made a handheld shot with 200mm lens and 350D showing the sun and comet in the same field. I had to wind contrast up a lot to make the comet visible due to all the high cloud. Sorry its not much but at least it shows the comet (just):

http://www.pbase.com/image/73035792

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Old 14-01-2007, 09:26 PM
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Any more Images, after the Sun has set ?
Already one in a separate thread !
Plus the one here from Terry (good effort Terry)
Come on, we need some shots for spaceweather, so we can show our northern hemisphere cousins just how good Mcnaught is "down Under"
I want to see them too, all cloud & rain here in the tropics
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Old 14-01-2007, 09:40 PM
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Just took this one less than an hour ago: Click here 242kb

Amazing sight tonight, something really special
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:03 PM
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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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Old 14-01-2007, 10:06 PM
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well we had very very testing condition in Newcastle, including a fire that started just before sunset. here are the canon shots with 200mm first then the pentax *istDS with 50-500mm lens. Ok last two show the comet, but I suppost it was a spectacular but annoying backdrop
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:12 PM
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That last shot came out alright.I wonder how Scotts turned out.
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:14 PM
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Here's three of mine from Werribee, cloud blocked the lower 10 deg of sky though. Last one is widefield to give a sense of scale.


http://tinyurl.com/yckoxr
http://tinyurl.com/ynx3qv
http://tinyurl.com/ygtjul

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Old 14-01-2007, 10:31 PM
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good photo stuart,lovely clear shot.houghy your sunsets look like mine
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:37 PM
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Caught the comet just before it entered the clouds at 8:44 (right at sunset). The sky was very bright but the tail is clearly visible.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/3...5f72b5.jpg?v=0

Stack of 5 Images with Canon EOS 400D 300mm ISO400
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Old 14-01-2007, 10:51 PM
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I just beat the cloud !
My one and only shot.

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