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#1 DavidOrDave

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:22 AM

Greetings,

 

I setup my Celestron CPC-800 on my back deck so that I could have access to my WiFi network and share the views over a Zoom meeting. I know - the deck is no-no. Check out my post over at the outreach topic.

 

In any case, I eventually ended up with a shot of the comet that's not too bad. Check out the upper-right corner of the image, and you'll see a dwarf galaxy that came along for the ride! And here's an entry to my blog post: https://neophyteastr...id-it-was-easy/

 

OK, so here's the image. It's a single 5 minute exposure at 3200 ISO:

 

 

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:14 AM

Nice image, and I like how you nabbed the galaxy as a bonus in the upper right corner.

 

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:21 AM

very well done, this must be quite difficult to photograph.
I hope it will become visible to the naked eye.



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:19 AM

Very nice Dave, you can make out a hint of the tail. Tried to view it through my 10" dob on Friday night, but very faint here in Montreal.  In these trying times, Zoom...and other media connections helps keep us together, in a safe way! Thanks for sharing!

 

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#5 Alan S

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 01:01 PM

Great image, and I appreciate it!  I was observing this last night from my suburban back yard and star hopped to where I thought the comet should be...it was pretty faint in my 140mm refractor, but your image confirms without a doubt that I was looking at the comet and not a faint galaxy-



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:46 PM

Very Nice image and nice capture of the Galaxy too



#7 DavidOrDave

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:32 AM

Thanks! I've updated my blog to show a time-lapse of the comet moving:

 

https://neophyteastr...id-it-was-easy/

 

or here's a link to youtube:

 

https://youtu.be/A8S2yyDDUqQ



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:50 AM

Cool video. You can see the tail quite clearly. 




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