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Quote:Drove into the Yorkshire Dales last night. Snow still 4 foot deep at side of roads in the gullies, now melting on exposed ground (worst snow in March since 1947 in parts of UK). The comet was picked up in binns at the tail end of twilight and remained an easy object until orographic clouds forming in lee of Great Whernside intruded. Photography only partially succesful due to said clouds (grrr)
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Quote:Tony - you're a great comet chaser
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Quote: worked daily as usual and slept 45 minutes in 36 hours around April 4, 2013.
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Quote:I've just had an eventful night - accidently ran the car off the edge of road into a shallow bog on a high desolate moor top . Car well stuck. Walked 1 mile down the moor road and very luckily found another astronomer setting up and waiting for the skies to clear. We managed to pull my car back onto the road using a strap as a tow rope - hardest part was undoing the strap afterwards as neither of us have a knife. We got it off using my house key as a saw!Still after all that I got some imaging in . The comet is drawing away from M31 but still fits fine in a 170mm lens.Only problem now is the car - my wife isn't going to be pleased as its hers and its covered - roof included - with smelly black mud from the wheel spins
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Quote:Further to my earlier post, I've started to look at the images and it seems most suffer from the streetlight flare to some extent, while the first have some vignetting at the bottom as the comet had not fully cleared the garden fence! In retrospect, I realise that I became so preoccupied with the flare problem that I didn't stop to study the comet through the scope properly (though I viewed it extensively with binoculars). The weather forecast is not favourable for another chance!Anyway, below is what I have so far. This was a single 4-minute unguided exposure at ISO 1600 with a C8 (f/6.3 with focal reducer) and a modded EOS 600D. I used DeepSkyStacker to stack the light frame, darks and flats, and used Canon Photo Professional and Paint Shop Pro for post processing.Nice shot of the Anti-Tail, yours is the best shot I have seen of it.. Nicely done!Regards and clears skies!
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Quote:Nice shot of the Anti-Tail, yours is the best shot I have seen of it.. Nicely done!