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« on: November 27, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »
Well, this seems to be the month of comets. In addition to Encke, ISON, and the new Lovejoy, four other comets were discovered this month (C/2013 V1 (BOATTINI),  C/2013 V2 (BORISOV),  C/2013 V3 (NEVSKI), C/2013 V5 (OUKAIMEDEN)). Nevski and Oukaimenden are moving right along. Nevski is passing by the constellation Leo, and Oukaimeden is approaching Jupiter in the sky. Not sure if/when they might put on a show, but currently, we have Encke (a main belt periodic), ISON and Lovejoy sharing the sky and putting on a show for at least binoculars and telescopes.

Given the plethora of cometary beauties moving through the skies right now, I thought it might be worth it to start a Comet thread. I had originally intended to have a Celestron EdgeHD 11" with their DX equatorial tracking mount...but circumstances have left me with only a 600mm f/4 lens. Not particularly ideal, but it allowed me to get a basic shot of Lovejoy:



If you've been photographing comets (especially if you have a tracking mount and a telescope), post em here! Would love to see them!
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Comets
« on: November 27, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »

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Re: Comets
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 11:45:34 AM »
Thanks for the info. I really need to start planning a trip out into the bush.  :D
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Re: Comets
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 11:45:34 AM »