Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

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Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by looyaa » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:06 am

Managed to image Comet ISON from Bidadari, Singapore during the pre-dawn hours on 27th October 2013. The comet is a bit blurry due to the many light subs stacked (it moved a bit during the subs collection).

Taken with a simple setup: Pentax K-30 and 55-300 telephoto lens with Pentax O-GPS1 for tracking.

28x30s @ 300mm (cropped)
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Original photo & details:http://www.flickr.com/photos/58196275@N04/10626583463/

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Original photo & details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58196275@N04/10626352616/

Thanks for viewing! :)
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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by Dark Neptune » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:09 am

Oooooo... now this is sweet!

Great job bro! ^_^

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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by looyaa » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:57 am

Dark Neptune wrote:Oooooo... now this is sweet!

Great job bro! ^_^
Thanks! Hope to shoot more images from Singapore once it starts to brighten more :D

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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by PETER LOO » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:13 am

Great job looyaa, beautifully done in SG :) , i wish to try it out too (but definitely not at Bidadary) :) , Is it workable to aim at Mars or which other known star to manual search this object ? My mount is not loaded with Data Base of this Comet for GTO search. Many thanks.

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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by ivan » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:17 am

PETER LOO wrote:Great job looyaa, beautifully done in SG :) , i wish to try it out too (but definitely not at Bidadary) :) , Is it workable to aim at Mars or which other known star to manual search this object ? My mount is not loaded with Data Base of this Comet for GTO search. Many thanks.
You can use the GOTO function by keying in the RA and DEC coordinates, which you can get at this site: http://theskylive.com/ison-tracker
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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by PETER LOO » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:56 am

Ivan, this is great :) , thanks for the info. owe you two Lunch now :) , thanks X many

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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by looyaa » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:55 pm

ivan wrote:
You can use the GOTO function by keying in the RA and DEC coordinates, which you can get at this site: http://theskylive.com/ison-tracker
Thanks for sharing the info! So good to have GOTO function....mine is manually GO TO the area where ISON is supposed to be at based on skysafari. A lot guess work and star hopping... [smilie=crying3.gif]

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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by looyaa » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:56 pm

PETER LOO wrote:Great job looyaa, beautifully done in SG :) , i wish to try it out too (but definitely not at Bidadary) :) , Is it workable to aim at Mars or which other known star to manual search this object ? My mount is not loaded with Data Base of this Comet for GTO search. Many thanks.
Thanks Peter. Hope to see you posting Comet ISON photo soon!!!

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Re: Comet ISON from Singapore pre-dawn skies

Post by Gary » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:27 am

[smilie=good-job.gif] What's the RA and DEC for Bidadari? :)
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