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Old 15-01-2007, 10:10 PM
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My photos all... taken using a normal cybershot digi camera..
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:12 PM
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Does anyone happen to have an image of it and the sun (and trees for scale). I am having trouble understanding scale in the pics above, and can't work out how far from the sun I am supposed to be looking.

Going by the pics above I might have seen it last night! I even had it in the Toucam on the lappy but thought it was a lousy image of Venus with blur on the top right which I put down to mis-collimation

And of course I didn't record the image as I thought 'Yuk, what a terrible Venus'.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:17 PM
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Fantastic collection of shots guys. Well done.

I took this one yesterday, on first glance I didn't see anything. Closer examination today showed a white blur.
It's probably Venus though.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:22 PM
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It's quite a few degrees above the sun, initially I was looking too low, SNP shows it at around 7 degrees above the sun (tonight) if that helps. Tomorrow night it should be around 9 degrees above the sun (i.e. horizon at sunset.) and standing almost vertically.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:30 PM
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A Few Degrees? How far is a degree, Phil?

I have studied the star maps, but there are no stars out at sunset to find it that way.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:35 PM
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This is a pic of my sunset tonight giving a great idea of scale.

I have marked with a yellow circle where I was looking. Am I right? Those large trees are about 1k away.

or: Please mark on this pic where I should be looking.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:40 PM
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its quite a bit higher than that,
twice as high i'd say
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:44 PM
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A Few Degrees? How far is a degree, Phil?
The full moon is half a degree Ken, so two full moons next to each other is one degree, that's the easy way I remember it.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:44 PM
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See added marker. Tonight P1 was nearly 7 degrees above the Sun. Given the Sun is about 0.5 degrees across, that makes it about 14 Sun-diameters above the Sun.

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Old 15-01-2007, 10:45 PM
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Thanks Zander.

Back to other peoples pics, enough talk from me.

Bring on the pics folks
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:46 PM
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Heres tonights effort, taken from the Newcastle Astronomicals observing site at Shortland, Newcastle.
First one is with Berts 300mm f2.8 lens, wires of radio towers present, with unmodded 350D,
2nd is cropped with modded 350D with 6 inch f3.6 schmidt Newtownian, "Cometracker" gee what an ironic name, it was doing just that hehehe.
Both are several images stacked and contrast enhanced. No tracking though, exposures round the 1/100th sec mark. Iris used to align images on the comet.
Haze and cloud present.

Comet has a wide slightly curved tail as it loops round the Sun, not the long skinny one the N hemishere people got pre-perehelion.

Comet still readily visible at midday in 10 inch scope, way brighter then mercury.
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:47 PM
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See added marker. Tonight P1 was nearly 7 degrees above the Sun. Given the Sun is about 0.5 degrees across, that makes it about 14 Sun-diameters above the Sun.

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Old 15-01-2007, 10:50 PM
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Here is my effort, pretty average, taken with a fuji finepix S-7000
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Old 15-01-2007, 10:52 PM
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10 deg = the height of a clenched fist held together at arms lengths

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Old 15-01-2007, 10:54 PM
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here are some more shots, did a Scott alder and stacked a few consecutive shots (only took a few) colour not right, well looks crappy but look at that tail!!!!
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Old 15-01-2007, 11:58 PM
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WOW! fantastic images -just beautiful
i only had my new canon 50 mm f 1.4, on my 350d, first time i used it - damn that thing fricken fast - i had to keep iso right down to stop it overexposing (didnt use manual mode properly -been a while since i took aphoto - got brain ache from it
anyway heres a widefield with solar limb still above horizon - and comet easily visible in shot - i roughly/quickly enhanced area where comet is behind wire to bring it right out without blowing it up
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Old 15-01-2007, 11:59 PM
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Here's another from this evening, this time taken through a polarizing filter.
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Had a great view tonight from North Head in Sydney. Bit disappointed with my photos (Canon 10D) but here's one that at least proves I saw it!

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Old 16-01-2007, 12:09 AM
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Had a great view tonight from North Head in Sydney. Bit disappointed with my photos (Canon 10D) but here's one that at least proves I saw it!

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Beautiful composition Morton, what lens did you use?
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Old 16-01-2007, 12:11 AM
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anyway heres a widefield with solar limb still above horizon - and comet easily visible in shot - i roughly/quickly enhanced area where comet is behind wire to bring it right out without blowing it up
Thanks Kearn, that pic gives great perspective and scale as to where it is, thanks.

Confirms dcnicholls desciption and illustration.
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