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Mar 13, 2013 23:10 as a reply to  @ post 15712112 |  #31

March 12th was prime time to capture the comet in the Northern Hemisphere. Tonight (3/13) the comet was very low in the sky, quite far from the Moon, could not see it with a naked eye. To capture both I had to zoom way out. Here's my pic from tonight to see what I mean.




  
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Mar 13, 2013 23:45 |  #32

timeasterday wrote in post #15711872 (external link)
I didn't stay out late enough for it to get really dark. Just too darn windy and cold. This is from the shore of Lake Lanier, just north of my home in Buford, GA:

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You need to bundle up! That's one of the best vantages I've seen yet. I'm thinking 15 minutes later would have been one heck of a shot.


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Mar 14, 2013 00:05 as a reply to  @ mcoomer's post |  #33

Got some shots as it was going into some high clouds on the horizon.

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Thankfully it was still visible through the clouds. Of course the entire rest of the sky was completely clear.....
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Mar 14, 2013 00:10 |  #34

Very nice images again.
And yes, it was very low far below moon tonight.


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Mar 17, 2013 16:28 |  #35

Ok. With my disappointing experience to see this comet every night from western ocean level of California, I was almost considering to call it hocks! (My paranoid personality side kicking high).

I tried every night from March 8 on wards and absolutely no luck.
Wasn't alone in Playa Del Ray of Los Angeles. Other guys including a pal with 8 inch telescope, all were disappointed.
So headed to high lands this Saturday. San Bernardino mountains in North East of LA is a good place in about one to two hour driving distance, on the way to Big Bear Lake. After spending the gorgeous sunset at a location about 5 to 6 thousand feet high, near Running Spring, and waiting there up to 1 hours after sunset, I finally concluded that this is a hocks! Nada, Nothing, me in Tanzanian devil mood, heading home. Only being there with two cameras, a wide and a tele on tripod heading west, then telescope in car (In case), I didn't miss the opportunity of taking many images of horizon, many from where I was hoping to see that beautiful Pan-starr lady.
Surprise comes when checking my images and YES she is right there where she should be. How didn't I see that?

Take home lesson; Use a medium wide lens with large F, and take picture of horizon West wards. You actually may see comet on the images...

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Mar 17, 2013 19:27 |  #36

samsen wrote in post #15725467 (external link)
Ok. With my disappointing experience to see this comet every night from western ocean level of California, I was almost considering to call it hocks! (My paranoid personality side kicking high).

I tried every night from March 8 on wards and absolutely no luck.
Wasn't alone in Playa Del Ray of Los Angeles. Other guys including a pal with 8 inch telescope, all were disappointed.
So headed to high lands this Saturday. San Bernardino mountains in North East of LA is a good place in about one to two hour driving distance, on the way to Big Bear Lake. After spending the gorgeous sunset at a location about 5 to 6 thousand feet high, near Running Spring, and waiting there up to 1 hours after sunset, I finally concluded that this is a hocks! Nada, Nothing, me in Tanzanian devil mood, heading home. Only being there with two cameras, a wide and a tele on tripod heading west, then telescope in car (In case), I didn't miss the opportunity of taking many images of horizon, many from where I was hoping to see that beautiful Pan-starr lady.
Surprise comes when checking my images and YES she is right there where she should be. How didn't I see that?

Take home lesson; Use a medium wide lens with large F, and take picture of horizon West wards. You actually may see comet on the images...

Result is below:

Ah yes the sweet fruits of hard labor, that is a great photo with the lights of the city below. Congrats!




  
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Mar 18, 2013 12:57 |  #37

Thanks jimmy.


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Mar 18, 2013 13:03 |  #38

There are some nice pictures of comet in other threads here.
Just for the sake of continuity, I am leaving a link to those for people intrested to see more:

LINK to Celestron's image

LINK to AvianScott

LINK to Spotz04

LINK to MotorOn

LINK to BeauGolfs


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Mar 24, 2013 14:48 |  #39

LINK to one the nicest Pan-starrcaptured on the very right night, that is March 12 (Possibly the best night to capture comet in relation to new moon). Look at post # 1374 of this thread.


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Apr 02, 2013 18:38 |  #40

hi guys, some great photos on here...this is one i took tonight with a

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Apr 04, 2013 12:25 |  #41

^^^
Excellent detail.
One of the best.


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Apr 04, 2013 12:36 |  #42

Better late than never I guess..

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Damn, that horizon is smack dab in the middle :o

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Apr 10, 2013 22:23 as a reply to  @ jannefoo's post |  #44

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Apr 10, 2013 22:43 |  #45

Wow.
So many nice images.


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