#561  
Old 30-01-2007, 06:28 PM
h0ughy's Avatar
h0ughy (David)
Moderator

h0ughy is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NEWCASTLE NSW Australia
Posts: 33,164
finally processed one image from lostock, the tail taken on the saturday night 20th January
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (_MG_0439x (Large).jpg)
85.5 KB109 views
Click for full-size image (_MG_0392stacked (Large).jpg)
25.0 KB64 views

Last edited by h0ughy; 30-01-2007 at 09:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #562  
Old 30-01-2007, 10:16 PM
iceman's Avatar
iceman (Mike)
Sir Post a Lot!

iceman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Posts: 36,762
Nice ones h0ughy, about time!

Nice shots Ashley!
Reply With Quote
  #563  
Old 30-01-2007, 10:24 PM
johnr
Registered User

johnr is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1
One from Jan22

Here's a shot I took from Skye, above Adelaide on the 22th Jan.
The camera was an Olympus 720SW on "Fireworks" mode...

Also found this image from Eyre Peninsular on flicker by John White...I'd love to see the high res version..

Thanks for for all the great images here, btw, it's been great surfing over the last few weeks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (22Jan2007.jpg)
47.6 KB82 views

Last edited by johnr; 31-01-2007 at 01:28 AM. Reason: date was wrong....
Reply With Quote
  #564  
Old 30-01-2007, 10:44 PM
RB's Avatar
RB (Andrew)
Moderator

RB is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 25,817
Hi John R welcome to IIS and thanks for sharing your photo with us, nice shot, hope to see more.

Reply With Quote
  #565  
Old 30-01-2007, 10:50 PM
RB's Avatar
RB (Andrew)
Moderator

RB is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 25,817
Quote:
Originally Posted by h0ughy View Post
finally processed one image from lostock, the tail taken on the saturday night 20th January
Hey great to see your photos Dave !

That Lostock scene will be unforgettable to all who where there, lovely, and you've done a great job on the 2nd one too mate.
Reply With Quote
  #566  
Old 30-01-2007, 11:50 PM
h0ughy's Avatar
h0ughy (David)
Moderator

h0ughy is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NEWCASTLE NSW Australia
Posts: 33,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket Boy View Post
Hey great to see your photos Dave !

That Lostock scene will be unforgettable to all who where there, lovely, and you've done a great job on the 2nd one too mate.

Thanks RB. Been playing some more, tried to get detail of the tail and a few other shots
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (_MG_0417widetree (Large).jpg)
81.4 KB64 views
Click for full-size image (Combine5tail (Large).jpg)
41.4 KB84 views
Click for full-size image (_MG_0405comettree (Large).jpg)
25.3 KB53 views
Reply With Quote
  #567  
Old 30-01-2007, 11:54 PM
iceman's Avatar
iceman (Mike)
Sir Post a Lot!

iceman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Posts: 36,762
These comet images are very difficult to process, since it's right after sunset and there's horrible gradients..

Trying to bring out the tail while still controlling the highlights is very difficult!
Reply With Quote
  #568  
Old 31-01-2007, 06:59 AM
Fomalhaut
Registered User

Fomalhaut is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germany, near Dortmund
Posts: 8
Wao, awesome pictures guys, hope to see more of them.


I want to come back to Australia right now .
Reply With Quote
  #569  
Old 31-01-2007, 07:27 AM
h0ughy's Avatar
h0ughy (David)
Moderator

h0ughy is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NEWCASTLE NSW Australia
Posts: 33,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceman View Post
These comet images are very difficult to process, since it's right after sunset and there's horrible gradients..

Trying to bring out the tail while still controlling the highlights is very difficult!
Yes I agree, I nearly cried when using registar to process the tiffs I produced from the RAW files. the stars were perfect but the skyline was everywhere
Reply With Quote
  #570  
Old 31-01-2007, 09:28 AM
Garyh's Avatar
Garyh
Amongst the stars

Garyh is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Glen Innes, N.S.W.
Posts: 2,883
Hi again everyone..
Had another go this morning but again the smoke and haze hampered my views down low on the horizon. There`s a few bushfires that will burn for sometime on the coast here..
Was better viewing than the other night as could see the comet tail quiet a few degrees long visually.
Image taken with canon 300d 35mm lense for 60sec iso 800...procesed in Ps and noise reduction done..
Maybe tomorrow night shall be better?
Cheers Gary
By the way, very nice shots Houghy!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (mcnaught31st.jpg)
130.7 KB92 views
Reply With Quote
  #571  
Old 31-01-2007, 09:30 AM
kometarium (Burkhard)
Registered User

kometarium is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Graz, Austria, Europe
Posts: 2
There is a spectacular 5-minute image from NZ on spaceweather
(http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/m...07/Yoneto1.jpg)
with the comet and the milky way!!!

Many thanks to all who sent me pictures for the magazine

Cheers
Burkhard
Reply With Quote
  #572  
Old 31-01-2007, 09:34 AM
jjjnettie's Avatar
jjjnettie (Jeanette)
Registered User

jjjnettie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Monto
Posts: 16,738
Fanstastic work everyone.
I especially like the realistic ones like Ashleys because that is exactly how it looks in the sky.
The "Roosters Tail" shots are special too.
An analogy would be that of a beautiful girl, without makeup and with makeup. I like the natural look.
Reply With Quote
  #573  
Old 31-01-2007, 02:20 PM
DaveGee's Avatar
DaveGee (Dave Gault)
Occultation Observer

DaveGee is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Blue Mountains, Australia
Posts: 232
I ran some images of the nucleus I took the other day through the LS Filter (Larson-Sekanina) in AstroArt to try and see what is buried in the coma.
I'm not sure how much is real or not and I have posted same to the comet-ml yahoo group and if there any wise words expounded then I'll advise...

Regards
Dave
Having too much fun!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (McNaught_LSfiltering.jpg)
97.5 KB102 views
Reply With Quote
  #574  
Old 31-01-2007, 05:24 PM
Diamond Rose
Save the light until dawn

Diamond Rose is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Posts: 36
Gary,

I love the morning pics of the comet. Don't worry about the haze. I was up this morning trying to capture it, and I had to compete with lightning, racing clouds and strong winds. You view is pretty much what I saw in binoculars, but my photos came out very badly. Nikon F75 50mm 90 sec 200speed

My apologies for posting such a bad image. If anyone can advise me on what went wrong I would be very grateful

~ Bruce
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (yuckmornjan31.jpg)
18.5 KB90 views
Reply With Quote
  #575  
Old 31-01-2007, 06:10 PM
loomberah's Avatar
loomberah (Gordon)
Registered User

loomberah is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Loomberah, NSW
Posts: 87
Bruce, it looks like its not in focus, did you have the lens set to infinity? Also, what aperture did you use? I think ISO 400 or 800 would have given a better result- you would record more stars and more tail, and you could use a shorter exposure so there would be less smearing of the tail and trailing of the stars. Of course tracking on the sky would help a lot, but if you just have a tripod you can always take several shorter exposures and add the scanned images together in image processing software to produce a better result.
It seems the focus is much worse on the left side of the image, so you may have suffered from some film buckle during your exposure- this can be a problem if it is very humid. Make sure you pull the film tight with the rewind lever before exposing.


cheers, Gordon
Reply With Quote
  #576  
Old 31-01-2007, 07:24 PM
Diamond Rose
Save the light until dawn

Diamond Rose is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Posts: 36
Thanks, Gordon!

I used a local streetlight to focus. I thought it was far enough away to be set to infinity. Perhaps it wasn't. The aperture was around F4-6 (certainly no more than that). Perhaps the buckle you mention was caused by the wind. The tripod seemed steady to me, though. But, it was strong enough to push me back, once or twice.

A week ago I didn't know anything about aperture, exposures etc.. It's been a fast-track learning curve.

Thanks, Mate! I appreciate your help

I would like to say how much I have enjoyed seeing everyone's pics. They are magnificent!

~ Bruce
Reply With Quote
  #577  
Old 31-01-2007, 10:08 PM
Lightninghunter
Registered User

Lightninghunter is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pakenham Victoria
Posts: 4
Still loving the pics everyone.Truely awesome.Heres a link to some pics from a mate of mine from Wangaratta.I feel they are some of the best McNaught pics I have seen.I did say some because there have been some jaw dropping images on here.
http://www.robalexanderphotography.com/comet.html
http://www.robalexanderphotography.com/
Cheers
Linds
Reply With Quote
  #578  
Old 31-01-2007, 10:26 PM
h0ughy's Avatar
h0ughy (David)
Moderator

h0ughy is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NEWCASTLE NSW Australia
Posts: 33,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightninghunter View Post
Still loving the pics everyone.Truely awesome.Heres a link to some pics from a mate of mine from Wangaratta.I feel they are some of the best McNaught pics I have seen.I did say some because there have been some jaw dropping images on here.
http://www.robalexanderphotography.com/comet.html
http://www.robalexanderphotography.com/
Cheers
Linds
some EXCELENT shots there LightningHunter
Reply With Quote
  #579  
Old 31-01-2007, 10:33 PM
CometGuy's Avatar
CometGuy
Registered User

CometGuy is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 942
Finally a clear night in Brisbane, but very strong moonlight made it look very dim with naked eye (although it is still mag 3.0). Here is a very contrast stretched image at 10:01 UT Jan 31 comprising 5 x 30 second exposures @ ISO200 with 300D using a Sigma 17-70 lens at 24mm f3.2. I've also cropped the image to 35 degrees tall and you can see 47 Tucanae is in upper left corner. Still has a very long tail, but not visible visually due to moonlight.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (hc2.jpg)
35.7 KB76 views
Reply With Quote
  #580  
Old 31-01-2007, 11:22 PM
swannies1983 (Dan)
Registered User

swannies1983 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 781
Here's my first attempt at the comet. Also was my first attempt at imaging with my new 400D. Details are as follows:

25sec exposure
ISO400
f5.6
50mm

Focus is a bit out and moonlight was a problem. Some star trails due to no tracking. However, I am happy with my first attempt.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (ok comet.jpg)
118.8 KB65 views
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 09:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement