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About this observation
Grant Privett
Time of observation
23/07/2020 - 00:15
Observing location
Cranborne Chase
Canon M3
50mm F1.8 lens
Concrete pad to stand on
10x 5s
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I wanted a nice simple picture this evening as, after stepping outside, I could see clouds coming in from the north west. There was no time to take my usual 100+ frames, so I went for a context shot. The comet plus a nearby tree is the one shown. The frames with the house in didnt do as well.

To do it I bumped the ISO to 6400 but I stuck at 5s exposure (only slight star trailing) with the 50mm lens wide open.

I used a simple summing stack of the 10 images - hence the satellite trails. 

Lots of mossies around this evening though.... 


Ronarbour's picture

I like the tree - joke

Ronarbour's picture

Sorry, I forgot to add "that's a great image."

Grant Privett's picture

No, Dave Strange and Nick James do great images. I'm just messing about until my dome is in place... :)

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