Captured on the 6th March at Gosford Waterfront, in what was my first and last glimpse of Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) before it sank below the horizon for the Southern Hemisphere and became a Northern Hemisphere object.Окрашивание металла водно-дисперсионными красками … Continue reading
I’d been mostly thwarted by clouds in my attempts to view and photograph Comet Lovejoy leading up to christmas. It wasn’t until the last day of 2011 that I was able to get up early and head out to photograph the comet from our holiday place at Kioloa Beach, which by now had risen higher in the sky, grew a long tail that was almost 30 degrees long, but had also faded considerable compared to the brightest views from the 24th-26th December. Continue reading
This timelapse of a clouded Comet Lovejoy was taken this morning, 24th December from just after 2am until about 4:30am.
I was there with my friends Andrew and Rod, and the cloud continued to tease us and never fully revealed the comet. It just sat right over the wrong spot! Very frustrating. But the timelapse turned out great 🙂 Continue reading
Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) has turned out to be a magnificent comet. Discovered by Terry Lovejoy, an amateur astronomer and comet hunter from Queensland, it had a close encounter with the Sun and wasn’t expected to survive.
But survive it did – and in a major way. It’s now formed a tail that’s over 10deg long and is visible naked eye in the pre-dawn Eastern sky. Continue reading
Hi all From the Vault is a new idea for my site, where once a week i’ll feature an old image and bring it back to life here and give some background and information on capturing and processing the image(s). … Continue reading
These images have been a long time coming – they were taken back in late June/early July, at Nambucca Heads on the mid-north coast of NSW when Anthony Wesley and I were there for a planetary imaging camp. I only … Continue reading