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Mar 06, 2013 19:01 |  #16

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Wonderful shots, and equally wonderful story of how you got them. Here, in the northern hemisphier, we are waiting until March 11 to begin seeing Panstarrs, and hoping for clear skies. Any tips on exposure length and settings? Thanks, and good luck to all capturing images.

Thanks guys.

Most of my widefields are shot at 16mm f2.8 ISO 800 and 30 seconds or under. Occasionally I will bump up the ISO and shorten the exposure time and sometime's I'll go for a 400mm lens with a shorter exposure and higher ISO.

Comets are a bit more challenging especially when there is still sunlight in the sky, plus they move in a different motion to the stars, are faint and require a long exposure to capture, making motion blur more apparent. Trial and error I'm afraid.

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Mar 08, 2013 09:23 |  #17

Baz, I am shocked... your ute isn't a mobile observatory.

Next on the list perhaps?


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Mar 08, 2013 20:25 |  #18

Some excellent shots. I'm hoping to catch that around Chicago in the next few days. I missed it the last few nights, but I don't think I would have been able to see it since I don't have a clear shot of the horizon. Next week should be better for those of us in the north.


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Mar 12, 2013 01:36 |  #19

Harm wrote in post #15691397 (external link)
Baz, I am shocked... your ute isn't a mobile observatory.

Next on the list perhaps?

No, but I can lay my mattress in the back and look up at the stars....


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Mar 12, 2013 19:55 |  #20

[QUOTE=A.S.I.G.N. Observatory;15681416]T​hanks heaps guys!

Sure is mate. The right way up too! ;)


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