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Comet NEOWISE
« on: July 12, 2020, 06:30:14 pm »

Got up early for this one. Pretty nice comet. Best I have seen since before digital.
I'm looking forward to when it is visible at a more reasonable hour. I think comets are fascinating. I needed something like this to motivate me.



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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 07:05:34 pm »

You got it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 08:58:33 pm »

superb!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 10:34:26 pm »

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Re: Comet NEOWISE
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 03:54:42 am »

Excellent.

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2020, 04:40:16 am »

Perfectly timed!
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Re: Comet NEOWISE
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 07:50:19 am »

+2, love the second photo!
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Re: Comet NEOWISE
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 09:06:09 am »

Thanks guys! I was pretty pleased.
I want to get back out there too for some more compositions that might work well but I think I'll wait until it starts appearing in the evening so it isn't quite so disruptive to my sleep.
It could look great with some of those old junipers we have.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 09:32:13 am »

Both nicely done.

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 10:38:18 am »

Paired with really good foregrounds.

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Re: Comet NEOWISE
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 06:39:15 pm »

Excellent, the first image.

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Re: Comet NEOWISE
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2020, 06:54:46 pm »

Both nicely done.
Thank you!

Paired with really good foregrounds.

Thanks. The quarter moon really helped with those too. Enough light to give some definition and detail but not too much to wash out the sky.
This area is also nice for quickly finding foregrounds for things happening in the sky in just about any direction.

Excellent, the first image.

Thanks Rajan! I appreciate and value your input.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2020, 12:33:50 am »

Nice shot.  Impressive comet.  When Halley's Comet passed by in 1986, I was really looking forward to it.  But I was very disappointed that it seemed to be a big nothing.  I'd like to try again but it might be a little too long from now. (2061).  I'm 75. :)

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2020, 03:02:00 pm »

Thanks Alan. I remember not being all that impressed with Halley's either but in 1986 I more interested in other things. I always enjoy the history and lore around these cosmic events, even if the sight itself isn't that impressive. This time around it's decent to the naked eye and pretty neat with some magnification as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Comet NEOWISE
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2020, 03:04:17 pm »

I got an evening shot the other night. It was high in the sky and I was in a location without much to try and include as a foreground so I tried to get close with a vintage 300mm lens.
This frame had these two meteors or small satellites cruising through. I thought maybe meteors as their trails at 1:1 look like the object was starting to tumble or break up.

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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2020, 03:35:16 pm »

Thanks Alan. I remember not being all that impressed with Halley's either but in 1986 I more interested in other things. I always enjoy the history and lore around these cosmic events, even if the sight itself isn't that impressive. This time around it's decent to the naked eye and pretty neat with some magnification as far as I'm concerned.

Yeah.  I was always impressed about Halley's reading about it.  Of course, the paintings of it that I saw were way blown up, much like the telephoto pictures are today.  So when you actually see it in the sky, there's disappointment.  Mark Twain was born when Halley's came around and died the year it came around the next time. I always like his quote so I was looking forward to it the next time (1986) after his death.

“I came in with Halley's Comet,” Mark Twain commented in 1909. “It is coming again next year. The Almighty has said, no doubt, 'Now there are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together. '” He died on April 21, 1910—one day after the comet had once again reached its perihelion.

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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2020, 03:40:43 pm »

When I was a kid, and saw this drawing, that's the kind of thing I was expecting when Halley's returned.  It being spread across the sky.  Now wouldn't that be something.
 

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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2020, 03:44:09 pm »

When I was a kid, and saw this drawing, that's the kind of thing I was expecting when Halley's returned.  It being spread across the sky.  Now wouldn't that be something.

Without our modern light or particulate pollution, it (or others) might have looked more like that than what we have seen. But yeah, the optics or artistic license can distort our expectations a bit. Or a lot. 
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