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StellarFest 2015 by Ian Cooper

posted Aug 17, 2015, 11:51 PM by Stephen Chadwick   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 11:51 PM ]
At the 4th StellarFest event held at the Foxton Beach Bible Camp this weekend we had a mixed night weather wise but around 10.00 hours U.T. it cleared enough to get the cameras and 'scopes back out to capture comet US 10 Catalina sitting up in Pavo.  

I got this at 11.31 U.T. with my Nikon D3100 with a 35mm lens at f/2.8 30 seconds on ISO 3200. 

The second shot was 4 minutes later when there was a strong upsurge in activity. Activity waxed & waned right through the night, but cloud along the southern horizon kept us from seeing the whole display.