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#1 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) passes near M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, on the morning of April 2, 2013.

http://www.astropix....RS_20130402.HTM

Click on the link for a large version of the image.

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#2 zjc26138

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:11 AM

Awesome image Jerry!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

:waytogo:

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

Amazing shot Jerry!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

Thant's pretty freakin awesome

#6 Jeronimo Cruz

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

WOW!!!

#7 srosenfraz

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Wow, Jerry - that's a fantastic image of this event. You managed to pull out excellent color along with great details in M31. Most of the similar images I've seen don't have any of these wonderful qualities. Great capture!

#8 Alex McConahay

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

As always, Jerry, great picture. One I was trying to get myself. I was frustrated by a low horizon around my observatory.

When did you take that? Your website says "Morning of April 2."

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

Very nice,Jerry! A really memorable cosmic encounter.

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#10 Viktor Dobrenov

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:38 PM


Awesome photo, Jerry! This lens combined with your skills make wonderful things!

#11 Cristina Cellini

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Fantastic image!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

Jerry, that's Great! thanks for sharing! is that the full frame ? or did you crop in ?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

This is awesome Jerry!

#14 Tom and Beth

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

Amazing how much the tail has spread out. You nailed it, Jerry!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

Looks very similar to the APOD image:

http://apod.nasa.gov...d/astropix.html

#16 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your very kind comments and for taking the time to take a look at the picture.

Alex, it was taken at about 5am on the morning of April 2.

Ron, the image is cropped in a little bit.

Jerry

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thanks, Jerry.....

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Great image, the 180mm lens framed them really well

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

Great Job Jerry!

I just got in from trying to capture the two of them. Got 43 x 30s exposures, but they were unguided, had problems with my guiding :(.

I really doubt that I will get the same results you did. Also did mine with a Nikon 180ED, but I did mine at f/4

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:22 PM

What a great way of using the Nikon 180ED , this came out awesome Jerry.

#21 Greg K.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:45 PM

Wow, that is terrific. Much better than my attempts (although I didn't have the luxury of a tracking mount.)

#22 Dan Finnerty

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Magister Dixit!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:23 AM

Fantastic! I used the same lens on a T1i tonight, and posted the results in the Solar System imaging forum, but got nothing like yours! I only had time for ten 30 second exposures before they set behind a hill. And I have nothing like your skill in processing. :bow:

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:36 AM

Very nice Jerry.

#25 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

Thanks again to everyone!

Jerry






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