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Double Act by CapturingTheNight Double Act by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

Two comets, Comet Panstarrs (C/2011 L4) and Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6), are currently gracing the early evening sky. Panstarrs to the right of the tree was just visible to the unaided eye but sets below the horizon not long after emerging from the twilight. Comet Lemmon (upper left of frame with a slightly green nucleus) is not as bright but can be easily seen with binoculars or small telescopes.

1st of March, 2013
The clouds and moon finally cooperated to allow me to get my first images of Comet Panstarrs this evening. Going to have some fun with this comet over the coming weeks. It probably will not brighten as much as earlier predictions but it is still a nice sight.
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Quantosauro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Yess! waiting for Ison
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed :D
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
nice! :3
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
you're welcome :3
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Very good capture my friend ! I did not know about the Comet Lemmon. Can we see it from the north hemisphere ?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Unfortunately for you Comet Lemmon is very much just a southern hemisphere object. I hope you have been able to capture Panstarrs. Been seeing some great shots from the northern hemisphere.
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adanielescu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely lovely. It's unfortunately not visible for very long here and getting a good shot of it has been hard.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Zubenelschemali Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Oh thank you for this shot :) I have thought that you make a picture like this. Two beautiful dames on the sky together :) We just hopefully wait for panstarrs on the northern hemisphere. However the weather seems to be cloudy :(
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Wishing you clear skies. Good luck
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
wow,beautiful......another wonderful shot greg, :love: :highfive:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
your are welcome, always my pleasure to see :iconflowerrainplz:
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Photographer
Awesome!!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Leasha
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foureyes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
:heart:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you
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artamusica Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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artamusica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
your beautiful art is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: [link]
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
you're most certainly welcome :D
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phrostie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
still waiting here. got about another week.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck and clear skies :D
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silverfernn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awe, marvelous capture. you're a wizard!
... reading through these comments and comparing your FB-share ... is this a 30 secs exposure, as well?
(I hope not... your images make me "hungry" but I still don't have a tracking mount. Not even a "fork" mount; pun intended :D)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D This is actually just a single 10 second exposure. No tracking.
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uncreativescreenname Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Great shot, Greg!

Woo - Northern Hemisphere - I've never got a shot of a comet! Hopefully we'll get some clear skies in Pennsylvania! :-)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D Wishing you clear skies and good luck
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uncreativescreenname Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thanks - stayed out for sunset lastnight, but there must have been a cloud just blocking it. But tonight seems to be more clear!
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freddiecruger Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sadly i live at 46*n
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck. You might still get a view of this one as it swings further to the north.
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freddiecruger Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
weather not on my side for this one =(
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:eyepopping:

Greg!! Please stop it or I have to go there :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:lmao: Thank you :D Panstarrs should be visible from your northern location in a week or so. Clear skies
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OK, I know already that both of them will trace through Pisces, Pegasus and Andromeda in May. But it will be quite dark already 5-6m
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have no chance for Lemmon but maybe C/2011 L4... but do you know where to seek it?
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fullname Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Amazing! You are my favorite nightscape photographer ever :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:blush: Thank you so much :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
SAHHH-WEET! :iconwoohooplz: I love that you not only got Comet Panstarrs but Lemmon too! :highfive: I've been eagerly awaiting my chance in the northern hemisphere--I think it is supposed makes its first appearance here Martch 11th low on the western horizon just after sunset and should be near the waning crescent moon on the 12th. :eager:

I was wondering if this was a single exposure or a panorama? I'm curious to know if my 11-16 f2.8 will depict Comet Panstarrs close to how it is in your image.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much John :D You will probably need something a bit longer focal length wise. This was a single 50mm shot (slight crop). Currently a 300mm shot should fill the frame nicely with Comet Panstarrs. Good luck and clear skies mate. Hope it turns on a great show for you Northerners.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
You're welcome, Greg :highfive:

Thanks for the info--I don't have any lenses except for the 11-16 f2.8, a 50 mm f/1.8 in a small enough apeture, but a friend I am going to be meeting up with has an 80-200 f/2.8 :plotting: I think he'd let me use it for a couple exposures. I'm pretty sure we won't even see Comet Lemmon though.
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Great shot! Can't say I've seen two of that magnitude in such close proximity before.

Might have to try for a shot once our sky clears up. Been overcast and raining on and off for the last week.

Hope all is well :wave:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Shaun :D Hope you get a chance to snap it/them soon.
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Two comets? now that's pretty cool! Nice picture as well.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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