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Old 11-02-2007, 03:10 PM
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Sorry guys and to just add the guy had no intrest in astronomy he was actually takin a photo of the fireworks and it was a fluke hahaha my mate's name is karol stawarz and his mate i the one that took the photo
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:40 PM
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Gordon,

Thats nearly 25 degrees of tail you captured on Feb 9, very impressive! Sort of reminds me of Halley in mid-late April, 1986, when it had that very faint but long dust tail.

Talking about Halley, just reorganising my study and came across some real gems including your March 8, 1986, shot of Halley. I've got no details on the photo (I assume its techpan) but its one of the best!

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Old 11-02-2007, 08:14 PM
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Hi Terry, if its B&W yes it would be my hypered TP2415. I'd have my log books floating around at home somewhere, if I come across it I'll send you lens, exposure details etc.

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Old 11-02-2007, 09:04 PM
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awesome shot Gordon!!!!!!!! Ohhh to have dark skies and a good mount........
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:48 PM
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Been awhile since I last posted, anyways, on Australia Day I was up at Charlottes Pass, in the Snowy Mountains (can't get much higher!), and I took the following pictures. I've linked them off site because they are big. Unfortunately the moon was bright and kinda killed the tail a little, but it was still really cool

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8031/p1020097rj0.jpg

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9026/p1020098gt2.jpg

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getting faint now for sure, maybe dimmer than mag 4 easily, but we could still see the pointed broad tail faintly stretch up to alongside the SMC at times NE, and with averted vision even better again, from a dark location. We did have bad conditions come in (low fog?), but our early looks were very good, took to long to get started, early shots all film but took a few long guided exposres with the 350D 18-55 kit lens at 18 - this one 313 secs - can see very faint smoky streak of the tail coming up from the horizon towards the smc,- taken after midnight when comet was low in the horizon muck/fog?, and we couldnt see it with the naked eye by this stage, but it turned up in image slightly
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:05 PM
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Great shots Gordon!!, Kearne and Vol...
Heres my go last night.
Like usual it looked like it might be clear but by 9.pm low cloud rolled in and down came the rain. Went inside for a cuppa and decided to go out and have a look as it had stopped raining...A big cloud free gap coming my way....
Quickly set up again and managed 2 images before the clouds and rain came back to visit...
This pic is 120sec at iso 800, 50mm @f/2.8. Df removed and processed in PS. Took a bit of processing to get rid of the skyglow/light pollution low down. But happy with the result...Now only if I can get a bunch to stack!!!
Cheers Gary...
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:25 PM
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I think the award for most impressive shot goes to gordon how sharp and detailed are those images damn hahahah
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:27 PM
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I'm loving your daily images Gary, impressive and all so close to horizon yikes! how ya doing that!!?? and (if possible) keep 'em comin', please!

For me and my friends, getting good images is always only runs a close second to 'coppin' an eyefull' of these amazing objects from under dark skies, and always has been (luckily )- great images are always the icing on the cake/bonus
wish could download visual images/atmosphere from the ol grey matter
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:08 PM
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Jeez, with all this rubbish weather and a seemingly never-ending list of commitments that are preventing me from getting out of the city, I'm not sure I'm even going to see the comet again, let alone get any more images of it.

Oh well, thanks to everyone else who is still taking great shots. At least I've got my pictures from Jan 20. I've backed them up more times than any other pictures I've ever taken!


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McNaught January 8, 2007

It's not much compared to what you folks under the southern skies were able to see but it was exciting none-the-less to see such a bright comet in our sky even for the short time we could see it.

Here's an image from the first morning that I saw it on January 8.

http://www.spacew.com/gallery/image005590.html

Beautiful morning... and by the way... what's that in the sky!!?
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Old 13-02-2007, 03:19 PM
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Very Lovely image Dennis that'll make an awesome print i would wager love the large format stuff!
wonder if we'll ever see another daylight/twilight comet anytime soon - wish they were a bit more regular i guess you'll have to settle for freakin awesome aurorae you guys get there

You got the best night for sure Morton, and i know what you mean regarding backups - i got back ups of back ups of backups lol!
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Old 13-02-2007, 04:32 PM
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my Comet P1 McNought

Here is a shot I have scanned, it is a bit grainy as the film is 800 Iso, only just got them back from the developer.
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nice one Ron
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Old 13-02-2007, 08:49 PM
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great shot Ron, here is one I took on the 22nd near Kholo Crossing. I can sure pick where to get the best light pollution. It is probably the best I'v taken of the tail. About 2 1/2 minutes, on a tripod, f 3.5, 18 mm, ISO 1600.
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Old 13-02-2007, 10:54 PM
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This ones should have been first
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Great new pictures, all!
Gordon - just love that lightning picture too.
Gary, I agree I have also become used to your daily McNaught pic and always enjoy them.
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Old 14-02-2007, 03:49 AM
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Can we still see the comet? I've been looking but I haven't seen it?
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:56 AM
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Lovely shot dennis, very scenic!! and everyone else, good shots too!...
Thanks for the comments, been totally clouded out the past few days with lots of rain..so no pics from me..maybe tonight?
It should be still visible unaided Vol but I havn`t seen it for 2 days now..was still easy to spot on the 11th...
Cheers Gary

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Old 14-02-2007, 09:11 AM
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Thought I post a pic anyways...
Only decided yesterday to give it some processing..some levels,brightness and contrast..
from the 18th jan with televue genesis.
details...4 sec @ iso 100, canon 300d, picture has been cropped slightly..
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