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    I haven't been able to take a decent photo of the comet yet, one thing I have noticed is that all the photos of the comet posted on the forum so far have been taken near the coast. Maybe that is something to do with it, perhaps the atmosphere is clearer there than further inland. I gave up trying again last evening as the comet is far too faint, I pointed my camera at Jupiter instead which was at it's closest to Earth this year last evening. Panasonic DMC-FZ2000.
  2. I saw the comet again last night but no photos... it wasn't bright enough again. I'm not sure why others are seeing and photographing it, I can see it OK with binoculars but it's still quite faint.
  3. Last night was clear at last so I went out into the countryide away from the street lighting to try and see the comet, I ended up happy and unhappy at the same time. I saw the comet but only with binoculars so no photos, it wasn't bright enough to see using the camera... shame!
  4. Great captures BP! I have been hoping to get some shots but it's always cloudy lately, I am still living in hope. Please could you post some camera settings?
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    I am thinking about buying an Astro Telescope, it would be great to do some digiscoping. I know sweet nothing about it though so I would have to seek advice first. I wouldn't even know what telescope would be good for a beginner.
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    I have been looking at Jupiter again this evening, even using my cheap and aging Opticron telescope I could see all four moons.
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    Thanks John! That's a great improvement, I must look into getting DeNoise it does a good job.
  8. One can't get great shots of planets without expensive equipment which I can't afford, however this is the best I could do with my camera and no other equipment. You can just make out two of Jupiter's moons, that's Saturn way over to the left. Panasonic DMC-FZ2000.
  9. Very good captures John!
  10. Thank you Polly... I really appreciate your great feedback. I am amazed the shots turned out so well, I was in my garden when the butterfly landed on the flowers, I dived into my conservatory to grab my camera and I just snapped away without doing any settings, the camera settings were how it was the last time I used it.
  11. I get a lot of Small Tortoiseshells on my Marigolds. Panasonic DMC-FZ2000.
  12. Polly... weight won't be a problem for me as I will only be using it with my FZ2000 camera and that doesn't have a huge great lens stuck out in front, I have always liked macro photography so this tripod will be just the job. I used it yesterday to take that tin opener shot I posted, in due course I am going to try some landscape shots taken from just above ground level. This little tripod goes into my small rucksack no problem.
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