the very source and font of day is dashed with isles of wandering night--Tennyson
Mr. Stacy From: Seattle, WA Proud to be a Cloudy Nights Member since 9/15/02* Celestron NS11 GPS - Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO* Vixen Ultima 8X56 - Fujinon 10X50 FMT-SX - Nikon 7X50 ProStar - Vanguard Endeavor ED 8X42 - Nikon Action Ex. 7X35More cowbell please!
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Stellarvue SV70ED, UA DwarfStar, Oberwerk / AstroTech AT80EDT, AT Voyager / Celestron C6XLT, AT Voyager / Meade 8" LightBridge / Vixen VMC 110L (Baader Solar Film), Porta II / Celestron Nexstar 102GT, ES Twilight I / Oberwerk 20x80 DIII, Orion 10x50 Resolux
Scopes: EON 120, ST80, ST120, AT80ED, Edmund Astroscan Binoculars: Oberwerk 10x42 Sport RP, Bausch & Lomb 10x50, GO SS 10x50, 15x70, 22x85, GO GBT100 Mounts: Vixen Porta Mount, GO series 5000, Orion Paragon, GO Series 1000 monopod, EQ1 EPs: Orion Expanse, Ultrascopics and Plossls, AT Paradigm, Agena SWA, Baader Hyperion/Zoom, Edmund RKE, Meade Zoom
Quote:Taken with 300mm telephoto on a D7000, cropped slightly.
Quote:Quote:Taken with 300mm telephoto on a D7000, cropped slightly.What was your f/stop, exposure time, and ISO?
Quote:1.3 sec, f5.6 iso 1000. 280mmSecond pic was:Same except f4.5, 70mmI tried iso 5000 and 1/4 sec and 6400 iso but got better results at 1000.All tripod mounted of course.
Celestron C8 Adv. SGT, Vixen R130Sf on Astrozap EQ, Modified DS2090, Modified NexStar 102GT Zhumell Dual-Speed Focuser w/ wireless control Meade 5000 2" Dielectric Diagonal - Vixen Flip Mirror TeleVue Bino & 2X Amplifier Meade 5000 SWAs & UWAs
Leica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60
WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
Quote:For some reason it's got to the stage where I'm not sure I even WANT to see this comet now.
To me, it's become a bit like a woman playing a bit TOO hard to get.
Life's too short to waste too much of it chasing something so stubbornly elusive.
If it's going to appear so high in the sky as to become a target TOO easy to see any time soon from our windows or backyard,I'm considering erecting a large canvas sheet or something to block it from view.
Just my way of saying to it " sod you " ! :-)
AL MasterObserverC #24
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75 Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300 Messier Certificate # 2508 My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:If it's going to appear so high in the sky as to become a target TOO easy to see any time soon from our windows or backyard,I'm considering erecting a large canvas sheet or something to block it from view.Just my way of saying to it " sod you " ! :-)Kenny
Quote:Yo guys are making this comet far more difficult to observe than it really is.Last evening from 19.45 - 20.30 , I observed it easily in my 7x42 bino with a starlike nucleus and a beautiful wide dust tail. I glimpsed it with the naked eye. In the 18x70 bino it was a majestic sight. In the 102 f/8 fluorite at 40x, less tail was visible than in either of the binoculars. In the 16"f/5 at 100x in the 20 N T2 it was absolutely superb.Included is a 1/2 sec handheld(!) picture I made with my Nikon D300 S, 70-200mm Nikkor working at 200mm, f/2.8 and IS on at ISO 1600.