Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise

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Took a drive up to Lake Tahoe away from city light pollution to try to see it

[1] Showing up with the tail first


Comet Neowise
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[2] Close up with 40-150mm F2.8


Comet Neowise
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[3] Even closer with 300mm F4


Comet Neowise
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[4] Mid way


Comet Neowise
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[5] The sun is coming up so stars disappear slowly and so does the comet


Comet Neowise
by Nam Ing, on Flickr

The "Starry Night Auto Focus" of the E-M1 Mark iii works great, point the camera toward the click click on "AEL/AFL" all become sharp
 

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Thank you @Will Focus. All took in one shot.
I used the 400 rule [400/(150x2)] = 1.3s ... that way the stars won't move ... I bumped the ISO way up 8000 for the 40-150mm and 10000 for the 300mm and 1s exposure time.
I suppose my biggest question in shooting with such astronomically high ISO settings is how do you manage to keep the images from looking like a mosaic of noise? They seem relatively clean for 8000 and 10,000 ISO.
 

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I suppose my biggest question in shooting with such astronomically high ISO settings is how do you manage to keep the images from looking like a mosaic of noise? They seem relatively clean for 8000 and 10,000 ISO.
Topaz Denoise AI does really good magic...download the trial version and see for yourself.
Also I expose "to the right" as well...so by bringing down highlight introduce less noise than bringing up shadow.
 

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Great shots. I went out to try my hand at it a few days ago but it had already set. It's been cloudy in the evening but will try again if I get a window.

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Wonderful pictures.
The comet shots are good, and the landscape shots are really great.

Was the comet easy to see without the camera?
Where I live I can take pictures, but with only my eyes (or small binoculars) it's very difficult to see it.
 

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Thank you Mickey and @doxa750

Was the comet easy to see without the camera?
Where I live I can take pictures, but with only my eyes (or small binoculars) it's very difficult to see it.
[Fr] Merci @SojiOkita ... de cette endroit, vue qu'il n'y a pas trop de pollution c'était facile à la voir. Par chez moi en ville j'ai du mail à le voir aussi.

[Eng] from this spot it was easy to find and see it since there was little or no light pollution.

Went to Arches National Park during the weekend and got see it again last night...tried a few time with epic foreground but the cloud always came out at the bad moment.
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PS: I flipped the image since I used it as my Facebook cover page and didn't want the silhouette to be under the Profile picture.
 

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One last image of Neowise..

X-Pro3 & 50mm f2
iso 160, 30 sec. exp., f2

30 light images & 15 Dark images Stacked & LR.

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