DAYLIGHT Comet ISON 2
Taken by Vince Victor on November 24, 2013 @ Southern Californian Mountains, cliff facing EAST.
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure Time: 13/10
Aperture: f/inf
ISO: 400
Date Taken: 2013:11:24 14:06:11
 
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Comet ISON on November 24, 2013 - as seen from Southern California mountain range facing east. This comet was VERY hard to image and I had to line up Mercury and a variable star using measurements.

The comet was 2.5 degrees or so above the horizon when I snapped these photos.

These are the absolute LAST photos we will have before it reaches the Sun. After, we will be able to recover this guy if ISON survives at about the first week of December!

Canon Rebel T2i, unguided, carefully snapped 400ISO - 5 photos stacked 0.8 seconds exposure. Small blur on hill, comet is in full view in the VERY light pollution in the distance off the cliff.

First photo is the RAW photo, the second is an enhanced version showing more of the Comet and tail.

THIS COMET WAS VERY VERY HARD TO FIND AND A 5 MINUTE WINDOW IS WHAT WAS NEEDED!!! Dense Coma, all around great comet so far!

ENJOY!
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Looks to be brighter than mag 4.0 but with no other stars nearby its hard to say for sure.
Posted by Rich Miles 2013-11-24 21:20:21
I want to say that it was around a 3.0 when I observed it. I wish it was by some stars but I couldnt see any. Only a few but this is a zoom lens so that might have been the issue.

Nevertheless I did notice it brightened a LOT sense yesterday. It is possible this could be brighter than even a 2 but visually people couldnt seem to find it this close to the sun.
Posted by Comet1984 2013-11-25 01:01:46
Nice Image. If only it was that bright a week ago up out of the dawn muck
Posted by MessiTom175 2013-11-25 06:30:11
http://goo.gl/maps/6Bb66

Hi, Vince: Your Nov 24 photo is an excellent capture of this difficult-to-photo Comet ISON. I have family near San Francisco, and have made several recent overland visits to them from my home near Chicago. The above link is to some locations that might be very useful to you in catching a post-perhellion shot of this comet, etc. I havent had the opportunity to check them out yet, myself, but if you are up for the drive, you might want to think about the ones along the Sunrise Highway for early December, 2013... Comets, Geminids, etc. Give the blue pins time to populate this Google Map, then zoom in on the pins in the NE section to see the Sunrise Highway area. I was drawn to the pins north of the Helicopter Rescue Station as better sites for an unobstructed eastern view. Good Hunting, Orin Keplinger E) orink@t6b.com
Posted by orink3 2013-11-30 13:11:52
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