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Taken 22-Mar-13
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Dimensions1024 x 1269
Original file size955 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Mar-13 20:55
Date modified24-Mar-13 11:29
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)75 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure0.8s at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Comet C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) at Mt. Tolmie

Comet C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) at Mt. Tolmie

March 22 2013

On Friday night Brenda and I went to Mt. Tolmie to hunt for the comet. Unfortunately neither of us with busy schedules had seen this recent visitor to our skies. Armed with digital camera and binoculars we set up by the hand rails of the parking area looking over Victoria. Brenda made a couple of trips to the car to get warm but as the Sun set still no sign. I bumped in to Jeremy Tatum and he was out looking for the comet as well. Other people started to appear with cameras and binoculars, some with much younger eyes than ours. I'm very thankful for this given my aging eyesight, sigh. The comet appeared a little higher in the sky and a little later in the evening than I had expected. With the aid of the group both Brenda and I had our first look at Comet Panstarrs.

Overview shot

Time: 8:55pm
Camera: Nikon D7000
Sensitivity: ISO 2500
Lens: Nikon 50/1.4 lens
Exposure: .8 second f/4


Time: 8:45pm
Camera: Nikon D7000
Sensitivity: ISO 2500
Lens: Nikon 300/4 lens
Exposure: .5 second f/4