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Comet Neowise - Ionized Tail Baby!

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#1 ub0423

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:45 AM

After a few nights of hunting for the elusive ionized tail. I finally got it on Friday after stacking 50 5-sec sub exposures. This comet did not disappoint - The bifurcated main tail and the blue ionized tail are all presented in this picture.

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:27 AM

Very detailed image especially with the blue tail. One of the best that I've seen. Great job!



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:43 AM

Nicely done.

 

Was this taken from Fremont and how high was the comet when you captured your subs (just the location and time would tell me all I need to know about both)?


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:57 AM

Wow!

Beautiful image!



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:30 AM

Very nice, Outstanding !

 Mark


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:01 AM

Lovely!

 

And i believe the red/orange component of the ion tail is due to sodium - though i may be wrong.


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:17 AM

Wow what great image.

 

I tried to find Comet Neowise in this mornings sky and unfortunately I have too many trees in my area. I'm looking forward to Wednesday when I visit my sister. Her place is in the sticks and has very dark skies and great views close to the horizon. 

 

I learned something too this morning, always take a flashlight with you whenever you plan to walk around in the dark.

 

I was walking around trying to get a good view through the trees in my backyard when I forgot about my fire pit and tripped over it. I was trying to catch my balance and went running foward only to lose to old age and gravity. I planted my right side into the lawn and broke a new pair of reading glasses.

I have a sore shoulder and skinned my knees and still haven't seen the comet!

 I certainly qualify for a Darwin Award today!


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 06:35 AM

Really nicely processed.  I love the detail in the tails.

 

Mark



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 07:06 AM

wow , superb tails shot , thanks .



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:39 AM

Very nice. What lens/scope and camera? 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:40 AM

Nicely done.

 

Was this taken from Fremont and how high was the comet when you captured your subs (just the location and time would tell me all I need to know about both)?

Hi James, it was taken in South San Jose on the hill top near Calero reservoir. I had about 20 minutes of darkness. 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:42 AM

Very nice. What lens/scope and camera? 

Takahashi FSQ 106 and Canon 6d. I should have used a reducer. The focal length is too long to capture the whole tail. 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 11:49 AM

Wow what great image.

 

I tried to find Comet Neowise in this mornings sky and unfortunately I have too many trees in my area. I'm looking forward to Wednesday when I visit my sister. Her place is in the sticks and has very dark skies and great views close to the horizon. 

 

I learned something too this morning, always take a flashlight with you whenever you plan to walk around in the dark.

 

I was walking around trying to get a good view through the trees in my backyard when I forgot about my fire pit and tripped over it. I was trying to catch my balance and went running foward only to lose to old age and gravity. I planted my right side into the lawn and broke a new pair of reading glasses.

I have a sore shoulder and skinned my knees and still haven't seen the comet!

 I certainly qualify for a Darwin Award today!

Sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you feel batter. it becomes evening comets now. You should be able to find a better spot before dark :)



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:39 PM

Excellent!



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 06:15 PM

Beautiful image!



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:59 AM

Sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you feel batter. it becomes evening comets now. You should be able to find a better spot before dark smile.gif

I was sorry too.

 

Its been over two weeks and I'm still hurting from the fall. You can bet Ill not be roaming the backyard without a flashlight or turning on the yard lights.




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