23 January, 2007

21jan07 New Comet Photos MASSIVE TAIL



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...edmed ian.jpg
Scott
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heres another pic from Lostock taken on Saturday night, subtle changes of colour in the striations in the fantail.
Scott


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....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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Happy Snaps Lostock 2007

Hi All,

Thought I would share a couple of my happy snaps at Lostock. I enjoyed watching the comet and hearing the excitement from the accompanying amateur astronomers.

Excellent event Mike and the venue was sensational.

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A couple of shots from here, cloud moved in and spoiled it a bit.
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Andrew

50mm lens - 4 sec exp
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Took this last night it is getting harder to see.
Phil
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Here's my meagre effort at capturing this fantastic object

Olympus C7070 8 megapixel digicam.

Set to 5 seconds (I think) exposure at f6.3 and ISO 400.

Didn't really know what to expect as I've never tried to capture long exposures with the cam.

At least I captured something.

Will have another go tonight if weather permits.
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My only half decent shot out of a full roll. Saturday night from Mount Stromlo.

Baz
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Bit of cloud in Perth last night, but still managed to image the comet.
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i everyone, here's my most detailed shot from Saturday, taken on the shore of Lake Macquarie. Can't believe how much it looks like an aurora!

Morton
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Here's tonights effort, I expected a big improvement over last night but in reality my effort wasn't much better. The lengthy twilight here seems to wash out the detail early in the evening and by the time it's really dark I have run out of sensitivity. My final shots were taken at 15 seconds @ f2.8 Iso 400 and were still at least a couple of stops underexposed.
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imaging at last

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BTW here are my poultry efforts. I am eclipsed by the quality of images presented thus far. in some way my camera was affected by the heat at lostock , and I forgot to take darks and flats etc.... pay the price for the "cheap" thrill of getting the images. Mate what a sight.

Taken with a box brownie on three sticks held together with chewie, and focussed with a kellogs plastic magnifyer. Oh ok it was with a canon 350D, severely heat stressed
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David Chandler,
near Mt Disappointment, during the annual ICEINSPACE astrocamp held at Lostock NSW, Australia.
Jan. 19, 2007
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Atmosphere up here in the NW still crap and 40 degrees C +
So here is my last attempt at this beasty.
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Here's my feeble effort from Saturday night at Lostock.

I hope you enjoy them.
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Gordon Garradd,
Siding Spring Observatory, NSW, Australia
Jan. 20, 2007
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After a week of bush fire smoke and clouds I had 2 marginal nights from home, but tonight was almost completely clear at Siding Spring Observatory and allowed a wonderful view of Comet McNaught. Discoverer Rob McNaught was taking images of his comet from right next to me.

Photo details: Nikon D200, ISO 100-250

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Emmanuel Jehin,
Paranal Observatory (VLT), Chile (2500m, Atacama desert)
Jan. 18, 2007
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A comet or an aurora ? That was just incredible ... the show of MacNaught is way above the Hale-Bopp display in 1997. I dont know to which comet to compare. Ikeya-Seki (1965), West (1976) or even the great comet of 1744 ? During nearly one hour after the comet had disappeared in the Pacific Ocean we could see the upper part of the tail shining like an aurora. The structure in the tail is amazing and reflects the activity of the comet in the past weeks as well as the competion between solar radiation pressure and gravity on dust particules of different masses.

Photo details: Canon EOS 350D, 35mm lens, 30 sec


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Anthony Caffery,
Canberra, Australia
Jan. 21, 2007
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Comet McNaught over Australia's Capital City, Canberra.

Photo details: Canon EOS 400D, ISO 400, 13s exposure.

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Steve Crane,
Steenbras River Mouth, Gordons Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Jan. 20, 2007
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The tail is still looking great this evening and the colours seem better.

Photo details: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 50mm lens, f/1.8, 62 seconds @ F1.8, ISO100


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Hannes Pieterse,
Bloemfontein, SOuth Africa
Jan. 19, 2007
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What a spectacle! The later it is visible, the more you are capable of capturing the mammoth tail, stretching way way past Venus.

Photo details: Canon 30D, 17 - 85 mm Canon Zoemlens set on 30mm, f5.6 ISO 800, 30 sec exposure. Closeup photograph was taken with 102 mm Orion maksutov cassegrain telescope and Canon 30D. Photo time 20:39 local time 80 minutes after sunset.

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Rui Geraldes,
Matola, Mozambique
Jan. 21, 2007
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Photo details: SONY DSC-H1, 16mm lens, f/3.5, 10sec, ISO400





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