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#1 TechPan6415

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:13 AM

Been awhile since we have had a good comet, I think this is the best one for me since Hale Bopp. 

 

Image made from my favorite local observing spot at 11,600 feet elevation, Nikon Z6 / 105mm 1.4, 2 sec ISO 3200:

 

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:15 AM

Another that will be part of a gallery show in the Fall called "While you were sleeping", Nikon Z6, 50mm 1.8S, 1 second at ISO 1600:

 

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:16 AM

That's the best shot I've seen, the closest for sure, awesome catch wink.gif


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:36 AM

I like both images, but the black & white with the tree is very good.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 12:02 PM

Great shots!


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 12:09 PM

Awesome, very nice !

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 08:07 PM

Thanks folks, it's a fun comet this time around. It looks like we are in the smoke-stream in Colorado for the near and possibly long term so I am likely going to have to head North to get anything else worthwhile. 

 

I'm starting to compile locations for now....



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Posted 15 July 2020 - 08:13 PM

superb photo, love the landscape . thanks .


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:22 PM

Got some more comet time in...

 

The Comet above the Black Canyon of the Gunnison late last night. This one took some tenacity as I had to body block my camera from 3-8 mph winds for three hours as I balanced on a rock with a 2,000+ foot drop just on the other side of it. 

 

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:53 PM

Excellent images! That last one with the 2000' drop is breathtaking! ( Literally)!


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:46 AM

From last night at 12,000 feet on a pass, I am getting "Comet-ose" now...

 

I did this image last night with a custom made first surface coated mirror that renders a perfect reflection of the comet and the moonless night sky. The smokey air does weird things in starlight and the headlights from afar illuminate the foreground.

 

Equipment was a Nikon Z7, 24mm 1.8S lens, ISO 6400 for about 13 seconds. That ion tail is getting huge!

 

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 02:09 PM

Nice images.  It's interesting that the ion tail actually seems to be getting longer, or at least more visible, while overall the comet is getting dimmer.  


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 06:03 PM

Even better! Great job!



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 05:15 AM

From last night at 12,000 feet on a pass, I am getting "Comet-ose" now...

 

I did this image last night with a custom made first surface coated mirror that renders a perfect reflection of the comet and the moonless night sky. The smokey air does weird things in starlight and the headlights from afar illuminate the foreground.

 

Equipment was a Nikon Z7, 24mm 1.8S lens, ISO 6400 for about 13 seconds. That ion tail is getting huge!

 

attachicon.gifIndy_Comet7.20.20.jpg

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