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#1 tjensen

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

Finally got some sky clear enough to see the comet. Not a great shot, I would have loved to try it with the hyperstar, but what can you do.

Shot with a 70-300 mm lens and T2i. 2 sec ISO 800

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

Looks good to me! Nice shot.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

Great shot, Tim. Love the colors.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Nice pic Tim! Was out shooting the comet myself and also I see you got that spot/star below the comet at the 7 O'clock position. I checked and it appears that actually may be Mars. Wha do you think?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

Well I double checked and Mars set last nigh at 7:48, so Mars is out. The only other object in that area is Uranus.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

Hey James,
I rather think it was Delta Piscium. Really hard to tell without any other reference stars.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

Glad you grabbed it Tim :waytogo:...but there should be quite a bit longer opportunity with this one "up" there - yes? :question:

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Tim! Probably is Delta Piscum.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

Looks like a keeper to me. Love the colors and nice tail.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:12 AM

Thanks guys.

I hope so Darryl. But the weather here is inconsistent at best. It should be visible for the next week or so. But as it swings north, it stays low on the horizon and the days will keep getting longer until it's too bright to see the comet.






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