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Jose Lagos
Vaals, Netherlands
12:01 am

Equipment Details:

olympus sp-565uz, in manual mode, with open shutter for 15 sec, ISO 1600, fstop 3.5, focal length 9mm

Post-processing Details:

Image editing software to bring the comet better into view, among light clouds. I reduced brightness, reduced midtones, unsaturated the color abit.

Image Details:

My first successful comet photos, after many previous attempts. This comet is the most visible one that I have seen here, but it does not appear clearly in this light-polluted area, a valley which collects clouds in the evening. Only by sidelong glancing did I manage to find it's tail, but no direct viewing with lenses brought Neowise into clear view. Finally, I used a long exposure from far off to reveal its whereabouts, just above the horizon. This is the most visible I have seen it, since I can't find it in the morning, owing to the very early twilight (3am which begins here, around 51deg N. Latitude). Happy hunting and thanks for showing what it really looks like in your own photos under better conditions and with finer equipment.