How to Photograph Comet ISON: A Photo Guide (Gallery)

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Sunward Bound Comet ISON

Credit: John Nassr
Comet ISON is a much-anticipated comet making a close sun flyby on Nov. 28, 2013. The comet was discovered in Sept. 2012 by amateur astronomers and tracked…Read More »

closely because of its potential to flare up in a "comet of the century." As of mid-November, the comet reached naked-eye visibility, but there's a trick to photographing the object. Veteran space photographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre outline how to photograph Comet ISON here.

This stunning portrait of Comet ISON, officially designated as C/2012 S1, was captured by John Nassr on Nov. 15 from his Stardust Observatory in Baguio City in the Philippines. Nassr used a Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera coupled to his custom-built 16-inch f/4.5 Newtonian reflector to record the sungrazing comet’s intricate tail. The image is a combination of five 1-minute-long exposures at ISO 6400. [Read the Full Story: How to Photograph Comet ISON]   Less «
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