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21 January 2007 @ 01:47 pm
OMG seen the sky lately? How many of you are seeing this in the west just after sunset? In the back of my mind I knew it was there because I'd heard there was a new comet making its way over us, but I didn't think I'd actually be able to see it. This pic was taken by an ordinary digital camera balanced precariously on my balcony.

toasteronfire: Rodney smirkagetoasteronfire on January 21st, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
LUCKY! I didn't even realize that a comet that bright was out! Looks like it's too late to see it up here in the northern hemisphere though, bummer.
ellymellyellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
I'm not even sure you guys got the chance up there. It was discovered in siding springs and I don't think you can see it anywhere but the southern hemisphere :( *HUG*
I work, I function like i'm a girl.okelay on January 21st, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
that's beautiful!!
i've been meaning to see it, but i always seem to forget.
ellymellyellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
It's sort of in the south west just after sunset :D I can't see it anymore because of all the bushfire smoke :( lol
Sapph: Fangirl Squeesapphs on January 21st, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
OMG DUDE! My sister rang me least night and said that she was looking at the comet, but I can't see t where I am! And I wont be able to go anywhere and see it tonight because of the cloud cover!!

I'm so frakking annoyed, because I LOVE looking at things like that!
ellymellyellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
heee! I know, I got an email from this astronomy dude but i just asumed i couldn't see it. Then I roamed outside and was like, oh... okay. so i can see it... :D If you get the chance to look for it, it appears just as the sun sets and stays visible for about half an hour in the south west. (low on the horizon) but it takes up a quarter of the bloody sky! lol. It's like moonglow when you're out in the paddocks. heheh
Campmothacampmotha on January 21st, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
Oh darn it i knew there was supposed to be something i was supposed to be looking for today darn darn darn *headdesk* and on top of that i post my lame pics when you have this glorious pic *shame*

WOW Drools thats such a blody amazing pic i love it wow nice timing on that one
ellymellyellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
aw thank you. you should have seen me on the verandah balancing this little digital camera on the railing. (my hands shake - i know, i know - i'm only 19 but they doooo! *growls at genes*)

I went and had a look at your photographs. They're gorgeous! :D (i've commented over there lol)
Campmotha: Mary McDonnell sparklescampmotha on January 22nd, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Oh dont worry i kno all about shaking and the blurred pictures that you get as a result beleive me i do. It took me leaving the country to discover this haha. i shake like crazy and i am only 21 so your not the only youngen who does hun.
ellymelly: it is only your soulellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
*hugs tightly* I'm not the only one! yay!

now where's the anti-shake camera for those of us who just can't get our hands do stay still? *narrows eyes at various camera companies*
Campmothacampmotha on January 22nd, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
*hugs back tightly* no your not, we are not alone hun doesnt it feel great knowing your not alone?? *dances*

Um well see the thing is my camera is supposed to have double anti shake but so far i either havent figured out how to switch it on or my shaking is even worse than i thought
ellymelly: TARDISellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
omg - mine has that too. It doesn't work... *glares at it*

I found holding down the button half way and letting it auto focus helps me. But usually i just pass it onto someone else. :D

Oh I really need to get back on lj moreoften, i miss this place!
Campmothacampmotha on January 22nd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oh yea, i try try try to do that, sometimes it works but sometimes my shaking is unbearable, sometime syou just wanna take the picture yourself though right?

Me too, i am so terrible *hangs head in shame*
Starbuck: snoopy - astronautstarbuck92 on January 21st, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, there's lots of photos of the comet over on APOD. You should check it out.
ellymellyellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
this is going to sound really naieve, but what's "APOD?" *hides in corner of extreme stupidity*
Starbuck: snoopy - astronautstarbuck92 on January 24th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
APOD = Astronomy Picture of the Day


Lots of shiny pics. :)
ellymelly: wrong universeellymelly on January 24th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
*headdesk* *headdesk*

lol, i know about those i just didn't put it all together *shakes head at self*
Starbuck: flyboy - lee adamastarbuck92 on January 24th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Hee, tis ok, just wanted to make sure you were aware of it. :)
kel: Frakkelinea on January 21st, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
OMFGS I was so concentrated on my works that I didn't see anything and heard anything about this comet and about anything else
*Ouch* yes I'm still alive...so what I thought ! *G*
ellymellyellymelly on January 22nd, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
lmao! it's a bit like that lately. :D I found it totally by accident and did a huge headdesk myself when i realised it was already past its brightest.