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There was much excitement over last night massive Auroral storm (rightly so!!). The conditions have settled for the time being so I again turned my attention on a rare clear night to how comet Pons Brooks is going. The comet is showing a nice dust anti tail, as well as ion and dust tails. Image 12th May. I likely won't image the comet again until after the Moon has passed out of the evening sky. ... See MoreSee Less

There was much excitement over last night massive Auroral storm (rightly so!!). The conditions have settled for the time being so I again turned my attention on a rare clear night to how comet Pons Brooks is going. The comet is showing a nice dust anti tail, as well as ion and dust tails. Image 12th May. I likely wont image the comet again until after the Moon has passed out of the evening sky.

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Brilliant. Is the Aurora visible tonight??

There is so much happening out there. Lovely shot of the comet.

Colin Pickstone

Despite a LOT of cloud, I was able to see and image a few glimpses of the Auroral storm on the late evening of the 11th of May. The pink colour was visible to the eye. I was surprised how bright it was. If only I had a larger break in the clouds, as the vertical banding was muted by the cloud haze. I guess though, the clouds did make it more eerie. These images were around 11:00pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Despite a LOT of cloud, I was able to see and image a few glimpses of the Auroral storm on the late evening of the 11th of May.  The pink colour was visible to the eye. I was surprised how bright it was. If only I had a larger break in the clouds, as the vertical banding was muted by the cloud haze. I guess though, the clouds did make it more eerie. These images were around 11:00pm.Image attachmentImage attachment

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For those asking if it will happen again tonight--- as the solar storm which caused it is not as big as the previous two it is not touted to be as bright as it was over the past few nights. Please note cameras pick up more light than the human eye- so what you see in photos is NOT what you see in real life (maybe a haze and some beams if you're lucky)..... And if you DO decide to go out and try to capture it--- rug up-- it kinda gets cold out there in the middle of the night) 😉

Thoughts on tonight's possibilty?

Sydney was pouring-an aurora is on the bucket list. Dang.

Great pics Ray considering that cloud last night 👍

Awesome photos

Glenda Twemlow now you’ve seen it !!

Very nice 👍

Lovely.

Amelia Williamson

Sue Priest

Melanie Hibbert Adam Brace

Margaret Vanags Lynn Scully

Tania Dalzell

Nic Booth

Tabitha

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A quick image of Comet Pons Brooks on the 6th of May. This was still in twilight as I had to beat incoming cloud (clouded over just in prime imaging time!). If I can capture it out of twilight, there should be a lot more detail! ... See MoreSee Less

A quick image of Comet Pons Brooks on the 6th of May. This was still in twilight as I had to beat incoming cloud (clouded over just in prime imaging time!). If I can capture it out of twilight, there should be a lot more detail!

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No chance here Ray....well done. You were right about the weather. Rot your socks wouldn't it?

Oh so the comet ☄️ is still hanging around I thought it would be long gone. I’ve not managed to see it yet.

Nice shot. Clouds here in Cudal that cleared just before it dropped into the trees.

Yep, another good viewing tonight.

Too much cloud to get the telescope ready, so just popped the camera on a tripod for this quick image of 12P Comet Pons Brooks on the 5th of May. I have had a run (like most) of cloudy weather during this optimum time for imaging.

Don't forget June tour dates posted yesterday!
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Too much cloud to get the telescope ready, so just popped the camera on a tripod for this quick image of 12P Comet Pons Brooks on the 5th of May. I have had a run (like most) of cloudy weather during this optimum time for imaging. 

Dont forget June tour dates posted yesterday!

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Here is a shot i got from Cudal tonight, too wet underfoot to setup the scope and mount, so i did the same - Camera on tripod . The only cloud was right where you don't want 😑

I have been pretty booked up for May, so here are some June tour dates....
June 1st (TBC)
June 14th and 15th
and June 21st and 22nd

Tours are still donation entry, bookings essential and tours this time of year are 7:30pm. Book via email or message.

In other news, bit of a disappointing weekend weather wise. The cloud has meant no comet images while it is at its best, no meteor shower visible and also no tours for those people who had booked in weeks ago.
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Can I please book myself and my son for 15th June

Can we please rebook for 3 if it goes ahead on the 1st June please?

Pat Drury Hannah would love this

Still some twilight, but at last some detail in comet Pons Brooks on the 27th of April.

I've had a lot of enquires for tours lately but admit to being pretty well booked until mid May. I will post available tour dates as soon as I can, once past the rush!
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Still some twilight, but at last some detail in comet Pons Brooks on the 27th of April.

Ive had a lot of enquires for tours lately but admit to being pretty well booked until mid May. I will post available tour dates as soon as I can, once past the rush!

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Looks amazing. How do you find it in the sky? We have both a small telescope and binoculars.

So how long will it take until we can’t see it is coming closer or is it leaving?

Through our binoculars pending which way i have the lens focused it can look like a glittery patch or i get a bright glittery tail. Looks awesome

Thank you for putting up your photos.

The beautiful Outer space

ooh can make out the green, that's something to do with it's temperature and composition

Christine Parish

Nicki HitchenCallan

James Haiky Truong

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Comet Pons Brooks, 26th April. I managed to get a nice image, just as the Moon was rising. From tomorrow, I should be able to get it in moonless sky (hence why I guess lots of rain and cloud is predicted next week!).

The comet's complex tails are starting to reveal themselves. It has both, dust and ion tails in a few forms.
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Comet Pons Brooks, 26th April. I managed to get a nice image, just as the Moon was rising. From tomorrow, I should be able to get it in moonless sky (hence why I guess lots of rain and cloud is predicted next week!). 

The comets complex tails are starting to reveal themselves. It has both, dust and ion tails in a few forms.

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Great shot. I'm going to give it a go tomorrow, saw it in the scope for the first time tonight, not much smoke tonight.

Nice work I am just processing my image from tonight

WOOOOW that's amazing

I must be looking in the wrong spot (lithgow)

Magic shots

Beautiful

Matthew Jarrett

Warren Robins

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