Comet Neowise

The only place I can get a decent view is from the loft bedroom window, so I set up camera and binos, then set the alarm for 2 a.m. to give it time to come out from behind a tree.  These are all taken with a Canon EOS 700D SLR, using the lens that came with the camera (18-55 mm zoom lens).  I completely forgot to remove the UV cover until near the end of the evening.  Don’t know how much this will affect the images, if at all.

These are probably the best of about 50 pics.  All single shot JPGs.  I played around with ISO settings and exposure time, letting the camera decide the focal length (Tv mode).  I do have the RAW files too, but have little idea what to do with them at present.  I’m hoping that RAGAG will help me out there!  So far, I’ve decided that ISO 1600 works best, and 5-10 secs exposure, depending on the sky brightness.

Now I know where to look, I may have found a spot in the garden where I can set up the telescope, so will try again this evening (may be the last clear night for a while, so have to make the most of it).


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  1. I haven’t yet managed to see the comet – spenidng all my time photographing M27 last time clear and I was off work (weekend)! Actually – it is bad excuse – I forgot Neowise was visible else I could have gone looking for it whilst the camera and scope were doing their stuff.

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