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Post Your Comet Pictures
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:57:59 AM »
Comet 2011L4 has been putting on quite a show in the southern hemisphere and next week (3/10/2013) those of us in the northern hemisphere will get a chance.

Please post your comet pictures and let us know what equipment/settings you used.


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Post Your Comet Pictures
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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 03:42:10 PM »
I sure hope to, I've spent the last week scouting for the best view. Just hope the weather holds.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 04:12:32 PM »
Yep it's iffy here as well but at least its possible.  The comet's brightness drops off pretty fast after the 10th so we really only have a few days next week to even have a decent chance at it.  The 12th looks like the BEST photo op due to the crescent moon that will be close to it.

I sure hope to, I've spent the last week scouting for the best view. Just hope the weather holds.

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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 04:33:10 PM »
and Uranus right below . I have a "new to me" 300 2.8l is coming Friday that with the 5DIII I'm thinking will give me the framing I want.

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 05:01:53 PM »
Should be an excellent combo.  I will be using the same here and will have an optional 70-200 2.8L IS II just in case I need to go wider.  Not sure how dark the sky will be but I also have an equatorial tracking mount....However it has to be aligned manually and not sure I will have the time to fuss with that before it's set and gone.

I'm going to try over exposing and use the histogram.  Then pull it back down in Photoshop.  Should help reduce the noise at higher ISO's.  Lots of playing to do in a short period of time.

and Uranus right below . I have a "new to me" 300 2.8l is coming Friday that with the 5DIII I'm thinking will give me the framing I want.

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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 05:15:33 PM »
I'm wondering if a polarizer would be of any help . I know the max effect is 90 deg to the sun but would it help cut though the low thin haze? I don't want to mess with the mount either, just a tripod. Right now I figure 10-15 min max. 8:00 to 8:15 peak unless it gets really bright :D

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 05:42:06 PM »
I'm not sure about the polarizer.  The 2 stop loss might not make up any gain.  Might be worth trying though.  Easy enough to swap out on the 300mm.

I'm going to use a deep sky filter.  I got a 2" Deep sky filter took the filter out of the threaded ring and dropped it in place of the UV filter in an extra drop in I got off ebay.  I'll try with and without.  Probably the only thing it might enhance is any ionization tail or coma.  We'll see.  As you noted time is of the essence...no time to fuss around.

I'm wondering if a polarizer would be of any help . I know the max effect is 90 deg to the sun but would it help cut though the low thin haze? I don't want to mess with the mount either, just a tripod. Right now I figure 10-15 min max. 8:00 to 8:15 peak unless it gets really bright :D

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 06:38:12 PM »
I actually only learned about the comet yesterday, and just today made plans for an "emergency" road trip up to the Grand Canyon to shoot it. There's nowhere in the Valley of the Sun with a clear-but-interesting westward view free of light pollution, but that's almost a textbook description of many spots along the South Rim....

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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 07:05:05 PM »
How do I post an image? otherwise - here is my flickr image of comet panstarrs - taken with the canon 6D 200mm F4 ISO 6400 5s (normally would shoot 3s at this focal length) about one hour after sunset in Perth Western Australia http://www.flickr.com/photos/59977949@N04/8525459685/#

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 07:07:35 PM »
Wow...nice. I might have to find some time at night 10, 11 or 12 to take a trip up the beach to Malibu, and hope there isn't too much light pollution coming from the rest of LA.
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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 08:10:58 PM »
You can click the plus sign next to Attachments and other options below the text box.

How do I post an image? otherwise - here is my flickr image of comet panstarrs - taken with the canon 6D 200mm F4 ISO 6400 5s (normally would shoot 3s at this focal length) about one hour after sunset in Perth Western Australia http://www.flickr.com/photos/59977949@N04/8525459685/#

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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 10:48:02 AM »
Grumble.  >:( Looking at the extended forecast for my area, what I need is a filter that will let my camera see through clouds. I'll have to hope for a timely break in the next two weeks of "mostly cloudy" weather.

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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 10:54:45 PM »
I can't wait to photography the comets of 2013. All of your posts have got me amped up even more! I'm praying for some really clear evenings here in upstate NY in between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains! Either way it's going to be one heck of a summer to capture.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 10:54:45 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 11:08:24 PM »
Not sure if there is any chance this weekend.  Supposed to have clear skies here.  Might still be too close to the sun.

I can't wait to photography the comets of 2013. All of your posts have got me amped up even more! I'm praying for some really clear evenings here in upstate NY in between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains! Either way it's going to be one heck of a summer to capture.

I'll post my images to the forum and to my blog via this link.
www.solargravity.com/blog

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Re: Post Your Comet Pictures
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013, 11:56:20 PM »
Here are a few I took a couple of hours ago in Austin using my old FD 800mm and my 5dIII at ISO 3200.  I may try again tomorrow at a different location with a little wider angle lens to try to get some foreground.





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