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Jan 07, 2012 16:42 |  #1

Hi all,

Here's the best of my images of Comet Lovejoy, taken on the 27th December. The comet's tail was about 30 degrees in length, and was a stunning sight visually! This is a single 30 sec exposure with my 50D and EF35 f/2 lens at f/2.2, using 1600 iso. Processed in Lightroom and GIMP.

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Jan 07, 2012 18:17 |  #2

That's a very good image!


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Jan 07, 2012 21:43 |  #3

Good image of the comet but why does the BG look like a dime rainbow ??




  
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Jan 07, 2012 23:49 |  #4

Thanks guys!

Celestron wrote in post #13665589 (external link)
Good image of the comet but why does the BG look like a dime rainbow ??

Ron, there was a bit of cirrus cloud drifting overhead, and this was reflecting some of the light from Hobart city. I think this is what caused the "rainbow" effect across the image?

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Jan 08, 2012 02:02 |  #5

Beautiful capture.




  
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Jan 08, 2012 03:59 |  #6

Nice shot
Way better than mine


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Jan 08, 2012 21:07 |  #7

Thanks Rick and Peter!

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Jan 09, 2012 04:32 |  #8

Noice shot.


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Jan 09, 2012 09:11 |  #9

VERY nice !!


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Jan 10, 2012 14:29 |  #10

Nice shot - also look at this video: http://eol.jsc.nasa.go​v …/LovejoyMontage​HD_web.mov (external link)


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Jan 10, 2012 16:43 |  #11

Thanks Gutterscum, wagaboo and David! I'm pretty happy with how this image came out.

That's a great looking video frok the ISS, David. Thanks for the link.

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Jan 10, 2012 16:57 |  #12

good image, gonna try this sort of shooting soon, full moon tonight.....


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Jan 10, 2012 19:28 |  #13

Is that the milky way in the background? Beautiful!




  
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Jan 10, 2012 21:31 |  #14

davidsconnolly wrote in post #13681789 (external link)
good image, gonna try this sort of shooting soon, full moon tonight.....

Thanks David. If you want to capture faint stars like this you need to avoid having the moon in the sky. Luckily the comet was at its best close to new moon!

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Is that the milky way in the background? Beautiful!

Thanks ramv! Yes, that's the southern milky way in the background. The two brightest stars towards the top of the image are Alpha and Beta Centauri ("the pointers").

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Jan 11, 2012 08:17 |  #15

such a nice pic, congrats.

after i saw this, i was wondering if theres any chart for nightsky events this year. i had no idea of the passing of this comet, its such an amazing sight ^^


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