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Lovejoy 16 Jan single 5 min Tak Epsilon


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Brilliant picture Mark and thanks for sharing it with us.

Wow,that is one hell of a image. I have been out 2 nights,  

& still cannot find it.No where it should be,i think, but nothing.

Might catch it next time round. :grin:  :grin:

Steve.

It's near the 7 Sisters/Pleiades at the moment, I used bins to find it first.

Map here: -  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/Lovejoy2_BW.pdf

Cheers,

Fondofchips.

 
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Brilliant picture Mark and thanks for sharing it with us.

It's near the 7 Sisters/Pleiades at the moment, I used bins to find it first.

Map here: -  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/Lovejoy2_BW.pdf

Cheers,

Fondofchips.

 

That is what I was doing last night. It is a very bright object.

Holding the bins still was a problem.Not to sure, what to

look for.Thanks for the map.

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Fabulous image.

Gretemobile look at the sketches that have been uploaded might help you recognise it better.

Stellarium comet plug in is very good.

 

Stellarium comet plug in is very good.Just downloaded that.

Thanks.Wondered why it was not on there.Might have better luck

now.

Steve.

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Wow!  Thanks for all your comments!

Hi Dave, yes the Tenderden area is reasonably dark, though last night was a bit disappointing.  On average the Sky Quality Meter gives me 20.8 but last night it struggled to reach 20.4 and it was 20.1 in the patch of sky where Lovejoy was. Lovejoy had already transited the meridian by the time the high level cloud finally cleared.

Mark

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Very nice, lovely tail details.

I am always struggling with long exposures on comets, did you track on stars?

Yes, I was guiding on a star but I think I could have equally guided on the comet head - it was bright enough.  However, slight trailing of stars is quite obvious in an image whereas slight trailing of comet is less obvious.  So I prefer to keep the stars sharp and allow the comet to blur a little.

Mark

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