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Comet Neowise To Pass Near Earth

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stevewinn
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Tonight was clear skies so a few minutes ago I popped out into the back garden, to the naked eye its nothing like those pictures above. It was visible but very dim, it wasn't until I got my 10x50 binoculars did it look like those pictures. Very easy to miss. Not as good as hale bopp. But welcome to the solar system. 

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Waspie_Dwarf

I have been able to see the comet with the naked eye a couple of times, but because of the light pollution any photographs I have taken have been washed out. I also have to wait until the comet is between trees and surrounding houses, which means my attempts to photograph it have been a total failure, until tonight.

By no means great, but it is at least clear that it is a comet.

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Canon EOS 550D, ISO 1600, 70mm, f/5.4, 8secs

 

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Canon EOS 550D, ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.4, 2secs

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lilthor
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Taken Saturday night over my place:

Neowise-Comet-scaled.jpg

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Waspie_Dwarf

21/7/20 at 20:23 BST.

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Canon EOS 550D - ISO 3200. 55mm. f/5.6, 6secs

 

The enemy of astronomy in the UK: clouds!!

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23:18 BST. Other details as above,

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L.A.T.1961
On 7/21/2020 at 5:47 AM, lilthor said:

Taken Saturday night over my place:

Neowise-Comet-scaled.jpg

That's one very nice dark sky you have there. 

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johncbdg

Comet NeoWise 14 july 2020 Scotland Comet NeoWise filmed in NV from Dunbar in East Lothian Scotland 

 

 

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ChrLzs

Nice images guys.  If you are struggling (and most of you aren't so I apologise for stating the obvious!) - here's a quick tip or three...

1. If you are the owner of the pics, resize them to about 800 pixels-ish and save them to your local hard drive.  Then use the "choose files..." thingie that is just below the text entry box when replying, to attach them.  But before posting, position your cursor in the text where you want the pic to appear and then click on the + icon in the thumbnail.  If you're using a mobile... well, I don't, so someone else maybe can help you....? :) 

2. Using high ISO settings can help but will increase grain/noise.  For something like a comet, you are best using a tripod (or a huge lump of blue-tac!) low to medium ISO and a long exposure.  The bigger the camera, the less grainy it will be...

3. Night vision or IR is not likely to help, and in fact may cause extreme grain, and of course will give a strange, non-optical look to the image.  NV / IR is really only for nearby IR (heat) sources or close things that are illuminated by the IR LEDs on the camera.  Those LEDs have a range of a few hundred metres, not 100 million kilometres.. :)

 

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