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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 8 months ago #54464 by paulevans
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Yes Frank, that's the one!

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16 years 8 months ago #54477 by Frank Ryan
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What are the details of the shot? exp. time. cropped or not etc.
It's always handy to see the info,

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16 years 8 months ago #54493 by paulevans
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Well Frank, it's 3 x 30secs at ISO3200 at f5 - at the prime focus of the LXD75 6N AT scope. The RAWs were converted to TIFF using ACR4 within Photoshop Elements 5. The adjustments were done to make the first frame look "right" then the same adjustments were applied to the other frames - ACR makes this really easy to do.

The three TIFFs along with a TIFF Dark Frame made on another day (purists will wince at this point :-) were processed Deep Sky Stacker 3.02 and the resulting TIFF was adjusted and cropped to approx 50% in Photoshop Elements 5. The Smart Curve and Neat Image plugins were used then the final image was resized for the web with "Save for Web".

Ideally I'd have had 10 or more frames to stack but I had a sound desk to operate in church so had to pack up. When I got back the sky had completely clouded over :-(

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16 years 8 months ago #54497 by Seanie_Morris
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Some stunning (and interesting) images guys. I still aint bored of looking at them even after 15 pages! ;)

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16 years 8 months ago #54508 by Keith g
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Is'nt it great that many of you are returning some great images of this comet? Keep up the good work all....

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16 years 8 months ago #54516 by paulevans
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Here's a wide field from this evening - 5 x 5secs 135mm f2.8 ISO3200 on static tripod. Far too windy to get anything longer.

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