and I must say it was very very faint!
You could only just make it out in a pair of binoculars as a small fuzzy spot but it was good enough to find and point the camera at to take some pictures.
I must add that I do live in suburbia and the light pollution is pretty high…I’m sure if I could have got out to my Stardust Observatory in a dark sky it would have looked more spectacular!
I had to be quick as cloud started rolling in again so I grabbed my camera and tripod and started to take some images, by the time I took a couple of pictures the whole sky clouded over and that was that!!!
I was just really happy to be able to see it and actually take some photos :-)
For the wide field images I used a Canon 70D camera and a Tokina 11-16mm lens @11mm, the exposure for first image was 20 seconds at f3.2 and ISO800. The second wide field image using the same lens @11mm and slightly cropped, with an exposure time of 15 seconds and set at f2.8, ISO1000.
The third image below was taken with a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens @73mm and image was cropped. Exposure time was just 2.5 seconds and ISO6400 to capture the comet at such a short exposure.
I’m hoping it’s going to clear up enough to take some images on the 16th of December
when the comet is closest to Earth…. here’s hoping for the best :-)