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ISON had an outburst-11/14/20 UPDATED

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#1 buckeyestargazer

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

Apparently ISON has had an outburst overnight, and I just happened to have clear skies to capture the comet. Here's a very quick and dirty process in LRGB. I plan to do a better process soon. This is 4min in each channel (2x2min).

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#2 jgraham

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:42 PM

Wow, this could get interesting as ISON continues its long fall towards the sun.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

Too low for mew to image now....

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:16 PM

Pretty darn good!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:57 PM

wow, great image!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

That looks great! I had plans to try and catch it tomorrow morning but they are calling for clouds now! :(

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:10 PM

that's a great image! please keep it up… i can't do this one either (house is in the way, hills on the horizon, etc. etc.)

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:12 PM

Here's a re-process, keeping the stars intact. The galaxy is NGC4697.
It won't be much longer before ISON is out of my range as well. This image was shot about 18 degrees above the horizon, and I'm guessing my neighbor's house takes up about 12 degrees from my OBS perspective. So, this one might be it until ISON comes around the sun (here's hoping it survives!).

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

Wowwwww. Best comet ISON yet I've seen on this entire forum, as a matter of fact, best I've seen anywhere! Congrats!!!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

Excellent Joel!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

Fantastic! Great job Joel!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:14 PM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Just beautiful Joel!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nice job Joel, that thing is getting lit up!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

Thanks Frank and Steve!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Excellent capture Joel. How did you reprocess the stars?
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

Best image I've seen of ISON period. The tail detail/jet is so razor sharp and crisp, excellent job!!!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:06 PM

Joel,

You need to send that to the NASA APOD!!!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:10 PM

Agreed. This should be on APOD... :waytogo:

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:18 PM

Wow, thanks for your comments guys!

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

Excellent capture Joel. How did you reprocess the stars?
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Keith,
I basically followed this:
http://www.astrophot...omet_images.pdf

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

That is really stunning Joel! Beautiful pic!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:34 AM

Thanks Warren!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

yeah the reprocess is awesome, great detail in the tail structure!

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

The best ISON image I've seen! Nice work Joel.

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