Comet Neowise – Take 2

Last night I could not resist trying for an improved photograph of the comet Neowise.

I felt this would be a “historic” photograph for the garden, so the camera is pointing straight down the middle of the back garden.  I ramped up the ISO to 6,400, opened the lens to f4 and held the shutter open for 17 seconds.  This time gave me the most pleasing photo.

Strangely, the comet was more difficult to see with the naked eye last night although I think the photograph is better.

It is just as well we don’t have comets too frequently because I do not think I could cope with going to bed at 1 a.m. on a regular basis.

9 thoughts on “Comet Neowise – Take 2

  1. Hello Amelia,
    Hugely impressed with your photo and effort… we stayed up and watched the stars gradually appear over about 2 hours, before Fiona understandably gave up. Just before I threw in the towel, I spotted the faint near vertical smudged trail of the comet, but failed to get anything on camera, and was left thinking that keen astronomers must be able to firstly cope with little sleep, and secondly never have problems with vertigo induced by craning your neck upwards for minutes/hours on end…
    Best wishes

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    1. I totally agree with you. It can induce sleep disorders too 😉. I was walking round the garden at 2.30 a.m. last night but the sky was cloudy, so no sighting, I did see a glow worm, so there were compensations. Amelia

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    1. It was so lovely that I was out in my nightie in the garden last night, as I woke up at 2 a.m. and saw the sky was so clear. I did not see it. I think it is too low on the horizon for us now. I should sleep peacefully now :). Amelia

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