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Success! (Comet Panstarrs)

I really, really need a camera for astrophotography.

Holding a point-and-shoot camera over the lens of my wee beginner telescope is not, repeat, NOT the way to do this. So these photos are not great. BUT!

It's a comet.





Taken at Orange County Great Park, almost exactly 8PM. I heard coyotes howling in the distance, which I find beautiful.

(black strips are some sapling treetops in foreground, which I was using to help me find the comet after spotting it with binocs.)




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jmjoyce
Mar. 15th, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Not bad! I was out looking for it tonight myself, but I couldn't see anything. I think I was either too early or too late. Oh well.
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