Quote:The last issue of Astronomy magazine I have is from January of 2013 (renewed subscription last week, mostly because of this comet),
Quote:I don't want to go to all that trouble if my chances of seeing it are very low.
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Quote: I'll wait a bit before I start looking for it in the 14" dob
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Quote:Even though I'm shooting through lots of bad LP and I had to cut a tree down to get the shot, ISON is doing well enough to produce a decent image even under those conditions.
Quote:What magnification is the above photo? (This really should have been included. If a photo is worth posting, it deserves a caption).
Quote:Comet ISON, 2013-10-07. 24x120 sec @ ISO 800, TV-85 at F/5/6, IDAS-LPS, Canon T3 mod.
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Quote:Cutting down trees just allows more LP in.
Quote:my problem tree is in my neighbor's yard- they may say something if I cut down their tree.
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Quote:Quote:Even though I'm shooting through lots of bad LP and I had to cut a tree down to get the shot, ISON is doing well enough to produce a decent image even under those conditions. Darn, I have to cut out 20 trees (not mine) and dig out a whole hillside and reroute a road. I won't get a photographic look in until post perihelion
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Quote:Great shots Savio! I just got some more data myself. I also saw it visually for the first time in my 10" scope this morning. Just a faint ghost right now. Couldn't see the nucleus and maybe just a hint of elongation. Very, very faint visually.
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Quote:Sorry to hear about your neighbors' trees
Quote:On the morning of Oct 8, I finally was able to image Comet Ison with the Slooh Remote Observatories T1 telescope.Rich (RLTYS)
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Quote:Strong work, John, on the visual observation.
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