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Old 21-01-2007, 10:47 AM
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Images from lostock

Hi all
Some preliminary processed images form Lostock. All I can say is WOW what a comet! the rest of the nights viewing didnt seem as exciting after this comet lol though skies were great all weekend.
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All taken untracked with unmodded 300D

PS, one more the deepest Ive taken of the massave "fantail"
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/uploads...ssedmedian.jpg
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Old 21-01-2007, 12:38 PM
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AstroRon said it best when he compared this comet to the waterjet on Lake Burleigh Griffith on a really windy day.
The comet of the century.

Have you noticed the twist forming in the tail, close to the nucleus?
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Old 21-01-2007, 12:49 PM
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Yes the twist reminded me of braids in a thick piece of rope. Absolutely incredible.
heres another pic from Lostock taken on Saturday night, subtle changes of colour in the striations in the fantail.
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Old 21-01-2007, 01:13 PM
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Great wasn't it, I can't believe what a fantastic time we had.
I knew you wanted to leave early to post some pics of the comet!

Can you email me full res of one and two? Thanks Scott.

PS: lets see what Houghy comes up with!
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Old 21-01-2007, 01:16 PM
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The photo's on here are stunning particularly Gordons, I have been laying in wait for days here in Palmwoods but the clouds have been prevalent every night so I went up camping on to the range nearby and was gobsmacked at the show nature was putting on.
My photo does it no justice but here it is:-

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9729/p10009892lu.jpg

I was like a kid at Christmas as the whispy tail lasted well into the evening.
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Old 21-01-2007, 01:23 PM
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More from Mudgee

Pleased to see lots of excellent images on the forum, well done to everyone.

We had another nice night at Mudgee.

Tail extending to nearly 40 degrees!!

I've attached a couple more GSTAR images.

8mm F/0.8 lens. 5 secs each of LRGB channels

Cheers, Qakka
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Old 21-01-2007, 01:26 PM
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Very nice, Steve.

The "fanning" tail was visible in Canberra well after sunset.

Very cool
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Old 21-01-2007, 02:44 PM
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My modest attempt, single image 20 sec, ISO 800, F5.6 with Canon 400D on tripod. Great views from Canberra, mcnificent and mcnice was well worth the wait for clear skies ... guess all the media hype hasn't dissappointed those with mchigh expectations of seeing something mcspecial ... I think we have something on the mcbrain ....
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Old 21-01-2007, 03:20 PM
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Excellent images everyone.. Nights 1 & 2 photos are on the external HD and night 3 are still on the camera

Will post mine when I get a chance to go through them. I'm sure the gallery on spaceweather is filling up fast!
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Old 21-01-2007, 03:39 PM
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Comet McNaught over Nowra 20/1/07

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Well Comet McNaught put on a show over Nowra NSW last night.
Taken with Nikon D70 ISO 1600 18mm ED lens 20sec.
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Old 21-01-2007, 03:42 PM
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seeing i am amongst only a handful? of people that imaged p1 from adelaide last night (sat), i will post my crappy 'evidence shots'
betwen gaps in the cloud grabbed a couple after soaking in the imposing views, later on the clouds gave us plenty of looks at sheer enormity of the beast - and by the time we left at 10:30 pm the glowing light dome of p1's northern tail section reached at least 40d high and about 50d to the north
This isnt the 'prettiest' naked eye great comet i have seen - hyakutake in the midnight sky still gets that description, altho photgraphically it is pretty looking at he multitude of awesome images on the net. It reminded me of a horror movie where the pulsating glowing blob just gets bigger and bigger as it got darker hehe

gale/storm affected shots

http://southern-x.org/so_x/p1/p1sat20th_0734.jpg

http://southern-x.org/so_x/p1/p1sat20thglow.jpg

50mm lens uncropped

seeing i have seen very aptly used comparisions to auroral glows as a description of the humungous ill defined tail - i think the aurorae observation expression 'picket fence' describes the naked eye banding very well
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Old 21-01-2007, 04:03 PM
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Here's my first McNaught from Lostock on the Thursday night.
Will go through the others (that get better) later today..
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Old 21-01-2007, 04:12 PM
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Two shots from North Casino's bushwalk astronomy group. Taken 20/01/07
using a Canon powershot A85 15 sec exposures ISO 400

regards,CS
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Old 21-01-2007, 04:31 PM
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Heres a coupla shots I obtained from the roof of my house using a Kodak DX7590. 20jan07
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Old 21-01-2007, 04:57 PM
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Some more from the North Casino bushwalk group. The naked eye view just kept us captivated for quite some time. The streamers were quite evident looking like some sort of aurora well after the comet had set.
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Old 21-01-2007, 07:34 PM
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I was at a darker location last night and of course took some photo's of the comet. This is a longer (90 sec) unguided exposure. I wanted to capture the full extent of the tail, realising it would mean trailing.

http://www.rogergroom.com/rogergroom...m.jsp?Item=546

It's not the most picturesque shot from the night, but does show the tail nice and bright.
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Old 21-01-2007, 08:07 PM
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Here's a couple of humble shots from Lostock. The Oly is not the best camera for the job - very noisy at high iso/long exposure - but one does one's best.

BTW awesome photos guys!

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Old 21-01-2007, 08:53 PM
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Here's one of the one's I took from Lostock.
This comets tail is amazing !
Here you see the head has already set but the tail is still majestically sailing through the evening sky.

Great photos everyone, it'll take me a while to catch up on all the posts I missed while away at Lostock.
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Old 21-01-2007, 09:38 PM
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.....and another from Lostock using 600mm F.L.
This was taken from one mountain top and the trees you see in the foreground are on the other mountain top across the valley.
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Old 21-01-2007, 10:36 PM
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Another top show on the Sunshine coast tonight although cloud did hang around a bit, still good viewing but not as bright as the previous night.
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