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Old 10-31-2007, 03:40 PM
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Default Look up to the night sky!

It's comet time!

Worth a look at least; apparently it's visible at night in urban areas :)
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Look up to the night sky!

Hi Did you catch it with your camera ?
Bad weather in my place
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Look up to the night sky!

Yes; and there's good news, it's still visible!

For the non-technical: Look for the constellation of Casseopeia (the zigzag one), and then track down to Mars (the bright, reddish one nearer the horizon). Then look for a triangle about halfway between them. The left hand "star" of the triangle is the comet. It's easy to spot through binoculars because it's visibly a lot fuzzier than the real stars are.

Here's my best shot :)

Tech info:
EOS 400D + 200mm 2.8 + 1.4x teleconverter (448mm in 35mm equiv terms)
ISO1600, 4s, f4 - 8 frames
All run through Neatimage first; then aligned in PTgui.
Levels and combining via PS.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Look up to the night sky!

Thats great Adrian
I have Win Stars 2 for location; I have a 75-300 Mm but no Teleconverter
I shall make a try with my binoculars.
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