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tbird

2 comets Ison and Lovejoy

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tbird

After a ropey start, last night provided some excellent observing. After seeing the forecast for a clear morning I was determined to seize the chance to get pictures of Lovejoy and Ison.


 


First is Lovejoy, easily visible in a 50mm finder or binoculars between Cancer and Leo.


 


lovejoy10-11-13_zpsfaf91f82.jpg


 


Canon 1100d on Skywatcher 150p and Neq6. 18 x 30 second subs at iso 1600 + 5 darks.


 


 


To find Ison I had to use the goto, the co-ordinates from http://spaceweather.com/ were very accurate, putting the comet only slightly off centre in the camera. It was not visible in the finder nor my 50mm binoculars.


 


ison10-11-13_zpse0e95dce.jpg


 


Same kit, but only 10 30 second subs at iso 1600.

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tbird

Great shots Paul. Get that dust bunny off your lens/sensor!! :D

 

Yes, I have now  :D

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oldfruit

Great work as always Paul, good to see you posting regularly again. :)


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Guest Mr T

Great images Paul. I'm glad you couldn't find ISON in your binoculars, because I couldn't either on Saturday morning, but I wasn't sure if it was just me not looking in the right place. Thanks for the tip about the speceweather link, I'll check it out.


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