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    Lovejoy comet at dawn

    I took this shot yesterday morning at 4.30am. I was about an hour too late to spend enough time getting all my settings just right. I just managed to get off this single 2 minute exposure before it got too light to see the comet. Ideally I should have taken multiple shorter exposures and stacked them.

    Lovejoy comet at dawn

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    Re: Lovejoy comet at dawn

    Nice capture Mark..Lovejoy comet at dawn

    Lovejoy has been a popular subject lately, and from what I see in the pics you folks down
    in the So. Hemisphere are getting some magnificent early morning views...

    Not sure if the images will show if you are unregistered, but there's been a lot of chatter
    (and several great images) of Lovejoy over on Astroholic:

    http://www.astroholic.com/showthread.php?t=2297

    Most images there have the EXIF data posted with them, so you might get some
    ideas on the settings others are using.

    From what I see in the pics, the tail continues to grow and is now about 25 in length.

    Mike

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    Re: Lovejoy comet at dawn

    Found a site with some incredible images taken from the Space Station:

    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/statio...0/111225comet/

    The EXIF data for the pics is still attached, and they were taken with a
    Nikon D3s, f/1.4, ISO 12,800, 1s exposure at 85mm

    Mike

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