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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2013, 9:30 am 
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When you go out keep your batteries in you pocket close to heat, at that temp they will die off quick.
If you go from the house to the cold it could frost up pretty quick, but I have more problems around 0 c than i do when it's colder.
I just have the camera out side a little bit to get climatized
Type in the other comets names and "skymap" after it you should link up with a site that shows them.
Ison is a sunrise comet now as shown by the pics on spaceweather.com.
I am hoping for clear skies the next 2, I booked Monday off work a couple of weeks ago ..... we will see.
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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2013, 9:50 am 
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I've had success using one of those chemical hand warmer pads. Activate it and then attach it to the camera body with a big elastic.

As well I put my camera in the car trunk (less battery pack) several hours before the time I'm going out.

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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2013, 10:46 pm 
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Well Jeff I seem to have your magnetism for clouds. Was out again this morning and when it came time for Ison to make an appearance the clouds showed up. At least I was able to capture two meteors that I did not see but the camera picked up in the brightening dawn.

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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 24th, 2013, 9:37 am 
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I was up at 3 not so ready to go ....but felt like ... well very bad.
Will try tomorrow :(
Got my spot pick out though.
Hwy 25 where it come down off the escarpment.
Can park at St. Helena rd, cross 25 to the edge of the field and with any luck the rising sun will dull the street light effect and I will get a shot of Ison over the gta...
or just freeze my butt of and watch clouds... :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 24th, 2013, 1:32 pm 
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Good luck in your quest. All I have so far are a few meteors for my efforts. Can't seem to track this one down. There was a cloud bank on the horizon while everything else was clear this morning. I saw Mercury and Saturn but no comet.

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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 30th, 2013, 10:57 am 
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Here we go again.
Sky maps for the first week of Dec.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... e?pos=left
and the forecast for the week in the GTA.... :x :doh:
(and I checked all the way up to the Sault.... :roll: )
How bout you western guys?
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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 30th, 2013, 12:26 pm 
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Let's hope it does pop up again. I have been following it on helioviewer.org as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Comet Ison
PostPosted: November 30th, 2013, 9:38 pm 
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oh well, looks like Ison had gone the way of the dodo...
Please resume your normal sky (clouds) watching.
May be the earth will pass through a debris field of Ison...
Jeff
edit......... (old fashioned tele-type machine)
Play this while reading the rest... and yes I am old enough to remember this during newscasts.... :oops:


Looks like Jan 12.... the guy making the prediction is Canadian... he's got be right... :thumbup:
:rofl:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/sc ... r_isonids/
now if he can do something about those clouds....
Now we return you to your regular winter myccr programs...
Jeff

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