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JB80

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy 28/10

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JB80    2,753

Had a good night last night with 4 different targets and my first ever photographic comet was one of them. :D

I wasn't planning on it but as it rose above the house I figured if I aim at Procyon and to the left I might find it as I couldn't see it visually in bins or on a single sub but when I stacked it I had just got it up in the top left of picture.

At least now I know where it is so I can centre it properly and cut Procyon out if I try again.

Quite happy with that.

Taken with the 450D and dodgy 75-300mm lens at 300mm,, I forget how many but it's a heap of stacked 30 second exposures at ISO 1600, f/9.0

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JB80    2,753

Thanks, I'm lucky I caught it as I couldn't see it.

Hopefully it'll brighten more, not sure though, I'd love to centre it and get it out of the worst of the lens artifacts.

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JB80    2,753

Thanks.

I stacked it first go just normally to see if I had it and then this pic is stacked using both the comet and stars setting and to be honest I'm not sure of the difference made.

I'm actually running a comet only stack now so hopefully it can find it and stack just it, I worry that it's so small and faint it doesn't register. We'll see in about 30 mins I guess.

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Pete Presland    7,469

Thanks.

I stacked it first go just normally to see if I had it and then this pic is stacked using both the comet and stars setting and to be honest I'm not sure of the difference made.

I'm actually running a comet only stack now so hopefully it can find it and stack just it, I worry that it's so small and faint it doesn't register. We'll see in about 30 mins I guess.

i have found stacking on the a bit time consuming, checking each image and marking the position but its worth it. looking forward to see the end result.

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JB80    2,753

The problem I'm having is it wont actually let me select the comet it's so faint.

It will detect the stars around it but I can't select any other point.

edit: Hold the shift key and click works.

Back to work. :D

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JB80    2,753

Well it worked eventually but I had to use jpegs as the raws were too dark to select the comet.

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JB80    2,753

I really want to have another shot at it with some longer exposures and hopefully I can use the RAW subs next time.

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