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Old 07-11-2007, 11:08 PM
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I like the first image best, though all 4 are excellent.
A once in a lifetime event.
I still get emotional thinking back to the evening of the 20th. Scanning the skies with binoculars, then there it was, and as the sky darkened and the comet revealed it's full glory. Wow. Fan bloody tastic.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:16 PM
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they are great!!! yes its a lifetime event thats for sure.
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Old 21-12-2007, 11:49 AM
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Hey Guys!
Have a look at this pic!

http://www.aerith.net/pictures/ligus...6P1_070114.jpg

Thats an AWESOME pic! Ahhhhhh Memories!
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Old 21-12-2007, 12:52 PM
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ah I remember trying to find it during the day.. man it was close to the Sun.. very dangerous trying to find it in binoculars.
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Old 21-12-2007, 02:23 PM
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amazing photo op! not likely to be repeated anytime soon? i still remember the sunburn on my delicate milky alabaster white astronomers skin!! ouch! i remember the apocolyptic weather/conditions most of all LOL, it was like all hades had opened up and spawned this little beauty
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Old 21-12-2007, 02:30 PM
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Geee for a second there I thought this was a recent shot. Yup fond memories
of sitting on the front porch witha coldie and the 20x80's in hand.

I'd be surprised if we see one that spectacular in our lifetime again, but I'm
always hopeful. Not to many comets in our recent past that we really need
to image it for both hemispheres to get the full perspective of it's tail. So
sweet travels to our friend the Great Comet of 2007, may you show your
splendid glory to someone else where and whenever they may be. And a
merry christmas to you too.

regards,CS
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Old 21-12-2007, 05:17 PM
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I remember looking for it in daylight with my 7x50's, needless to say that my search wasn't fruitful, i had perfectly clear skies around midday, i also remember those scotch thistle seeds high up above me crossing the FOV and putting me off! its hard to focus on anything in the blue if you have nothing contrasty that you can focus on, like trying to focus on Venus in daytime!
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Old 21-12-2007, 09:24 PM
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This comet will be remembered for many years to come. My first astrocamp will never be forgotten (IIS, Jan 20, 2007).
Thanks Mike and IIS!

Here are some pics that I did not take. I would normally post a link but I can't find any because I grabed them almost 12 months ago of the net. Please excuse me not acknowledging the photographers.

Beautiful photos!
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Old 21-12-2007, 09:40 PM
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Thats awesome Circumpolar!
thanks for putting those up! I like the ones with the clouds, it just looks so surreal!
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