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Martin Mobberley

Photographed the comet from the field at the back of the house. Fortunately the farmer had mowed it a few days earlier. Used my ancient (2003 vintage) Canon 300D DSLR and bog standard 50mm f/1.4 lens on a fixed tripod. A highly distorted Capella sits in the top right hand corner. (Took some other shots with a 1982 vintage Hanimex 300mm mirror lens although they don’t show any more detail.)They all look a bit pathetic compared to Michael Jager’s extraordinary shots from Austria but at least I have actually seen it now.  Nice view in 10x50s. Pity the Moon was up, but at least it wasn’t full!