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 Post subject: Comet Hartley
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Anyone having a go at it? Link for directions.

The sky at the moment has the occasional cloud, with local forecast of "mostly clear" around midnight, so I'm going to give it a go if I can. Might also try earlier but will probably be too low in the local sky.

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Last week Ive seen it. With the 7x50 binoculars, but it is very very diffuse. It is that I knew where to see it and yes, I saw it. I photographed it too, 50 Lights @ 30s at least, but the photos are on my other pc and I have to stack them.

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I officially give up on finding this sucker. It's 5-ish AM, high in the sky so far away from man made light pollution, but the I think the moon is washing it out. I'm looking at the exact spot (wide angle), and even 30s at f/3.5 isn't showing anything where it should be other than increased background levels everywhere. The moon is only going to get even closer over the next few nights so might not be a good chance until next weekend if it's still around.

Ruben, hope you can post your photo(s) cos it sounds like that's the only way I'll get to see it this time round XD

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I got problems with processing, but Ill have a look.
Which lens are you using? Hartley is not very big and even @ 200mm it's small.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:50 am 
Hmm I saw the links of the dates of the stars I took an image using just my camera and 50mm lens well there is this star "i think" which is really bright and its near the moon I have no idea which star it is or just normal star.

i'll try to upload it later O_o


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:50 am 
Hmm I saw the links of the dates (23 of Oct) of the stars I took an image using just my camera and 50mm lens well there is this star "i think" which is really bright and its near the moon I have no idea which star it is or just normal star.

i'll try to upload it later O_o


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That's Jupiter!

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After the sun and moon, Jupiter is probably the brightest thing up there at the moment. If you do a bit longer exposure you can pick up moons next to it too.

Back to the comet, I heard there was a diffuse glow around it? At the moment I'm getting nothing at all - no speck, no diffuse region, nothing. I do think I'm light limited, as at the moment the moon is rather close than man made light pollution.

I don't have star charts on me at the moment, but there is a bright-ish star between gemini and auriga near the comet's path at the link I gave earlier. That is faintly visible in itself to me so if the comet is much dimmer it would be in the noise.

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