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Comet Lovejoy & Pleiades with K-3 and Bokina (Tokina AT-X 90mm f2.5 macro) ISO200
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Posted By: cheekygeek, 01-19-2015, 11:15 AM

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Equipment: Pentax K-3, Tokina AT-X 90mm f2.5 macro (PK/A), Vixen Polarie (on home made wedge). Camera attached to Polarie with an Arca-Swiss p0 Monoball.

Stack of 3 best 2-minute exposures (f2.5) at ISO 200 (for greatest dynamic range) using DeepSkyStacker.

My color post-processing technique stinks (newbie still learning) but here's a screenshot:



This color image has problems.

Comments and criticism welcome in equal measure.

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Hmmm. The "click to see larger" isn't working for me.
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01-19-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Very Impressive, especially for a "(newbie still learning)"!

The click to see larger isn't working for me either (but I'm still on XP)
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Me too impressed! Congratulations!
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Thanks for the comments & encouragement. I took an iPhone photo (in the dark) of my set-up with some captions to explain the various parts, if anyone is interested.



Also a little more explanation in the description to my Flickr post.

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Gotta admit, I'm a litte surprised that my images here haven't gotten more love. I've been keeping up on Comet Lovejoy images, and I'm pretty proud of this image, particularly given that I'm a newbie and this was only my third night attempting to capture Lovejoy! Oh well.
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It's a good shot. You had a good night for the photo. It had been foggy here, so by time I got a chance to shoot it, the comet had moved away from the Pleiades, which I think makes for a nice composition.
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Thanks to all who looked, and commented!

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