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#26 Special Ed

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Thanks, Eric. I hope you looked at the revised animation at the bottom of the thread--I think it's a little better than the original.

The software is very easy to use but somewhat limited in what it will do (hence the ease). Preparing the sketches beforehand with animation in mind would be wise.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:36 AM


I do indeed remember Comet Holmes. A truly unique object in the 35 years that I have been observing the sky. I also remember that Comet Tuttle was also naked eye at the same time. It was fainter than Holmes, but I don't have anytime in my notes that discusses two naked eye comets at the same time.

Here is my shot of Holmes and the California Nebula (NGC 1499). It is a 6 minutes exposure with a 135mm lens and a Hutech mod Canon XT DSLR.

Lots of fun;
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#28 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!! :ooo: :cool: :bow:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

I remember Comet Holmes. Quite a sight. Should be considered a great comet for going through that outburst from faint to bright. :cool:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Steve,
That's a terrific capture. :cool: Holmes went past some very interesting DSO's--like right through the alpha Perseii association.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:54 AM

Ah the Alpha Perseii association field was marvelous. By this time Holmes had lost its green coma and ion tail and was just an expanding dust shell - but still largely opaque

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Tony,

That's a lovely picture. :bow:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:23 AM

Pretty much I gave up on AP when the digital thing hit. But Holmes was so unique and bright I too a few afocal shots with a little point and shoot Cannon and a small APO. No tracking at all and very short exposures so few field stars visible.

This one was on Oct 26 of 2007.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:25 AM

Similar method, maybe a longer focal length scope. 3 days later.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

Wow Holmes was the last comet I saw and I can't believe it's been 6 years since I last saw it,I hope panstaars is my next one to see. I might retire this year,so this summer I might be viewing a heck of a lot more.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:08 AM

Bert - you missed Garradd?? - that was around and binoccular bright for 6 months a couple of years back!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

Ah the Alpha Perseii association field was marvelous. By this time Holmes had lost its green coma and ion tail and was just an expanding dust shell - but still largely opaque

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Very nice image. Looks like a ghost from super Mario bros.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Where does the time go ? Here is mine plus a link to a short video of several pics I took
https://picasaweb.go...604962535575698

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