Well.. I did my best (comet photo)

Tom C cakaltm at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 13 15:25:49 EST 2007


Hi Charles. This was hard to capture because even though the comet was very 
bright, it was also in relatively bright skies even after the sun set.  I've 
got one or two photos I'll show.  I'm not thrilled with them either.

So not bad overall.


Tom C.




>From: Charles Robinson <charlesr at visi.com>
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>Subject: Well.. I did my best (comet photo)
>Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 22:34:38 -0600
>
>So...
>
>We finally got a clear sky here in Minneapolis.
>
>It was 7 degrees F outside.  Brr.
>
>The sun set at 4:56 and I finally spotted the darned comet at 5:12!
>
>Cooooollllldddddd outside.  Did I mention that??
>
>I had the DS on a tripod, and the Vivitar Series1 70-205 zoomed full-
>out to 205mm.
>
>This is full-frame, converted from RAW and fiddled with six ways from
>Sunday to try and up the contrast where the comet is/was to make it
>more visible.
>
>I wish we'd had clear skies a few nights earlier.   By the time I
>left the 12th floor roof my fingers were in pain.
>
>2.5 meg JPEG linked below - large file, sorry.  And it's not very
>good but it's the best I was capable of while using a purloined key
>to go out on the roof during work!
>
>http://charles.robinsontwins.org/images/imgp5058b.jpg
>
>Did anyone else manage to finally see this elusive thing?
>
>   -Charles
>
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