NEOWISE over Glen Canyon

Posted by E.J. Peiker on Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:06 am

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Glen Canyon - Arizona
a7R4, 80-180mm @ 100mm, ISO 1600, f/4, 2s

Last week, after spending lots of time overlaying NEOWISE with the landscape on my computer, I decided to make the drive to Glen Canyon in Northern Arizona...  It is mind boggling how much better the camera (and LCD and EVF) pick up the comet than the naked eye does.  In this case, I had to first find it using dark mode on the camera before I could just barely see it with the naked eye at dusk but the camera picked it up easily.  

The foreground was taken at ISO200, f/4, 16s - same Ev but just a lower ISO for better dynamic range and lower noise.  The sky image, taken at ISO 1600 had DeNoise applied.

The camera never moved and it is just two shots at the same exposure value, a low noise one and a faster high ISO one to insure no movement of objects in the sky.

Please click on the image to see it against a darker background.

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by Mark L on Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:21 am
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Striking image!  The canyon is so impressive that the comet is just the icing on the cake.  

by david fletcher on Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:21 am
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Remarkable image EJ. Looks like that trip was a stunning success.
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by Dan Kearl on Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:23 pm
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Excellent scouting, great location! Comet looks dramatic and you have a ton of depth in the view.
Canyon looks terrific.
Colors seem a bit saturated?

by Ron Day on Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:55 pm
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This is so cool – excellent work!

by Carol Clarke on Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:12 pm
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Wonderful view! My favourite of the comet captures so far. Absolutely stunning result for your efforts and a real pleasure to view. Love it!

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by John Labrenz on Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:37 pm
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An excellent example of how careful planning can help produce an amazing image.

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:56 am
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This is pretty amazing- a unique view with the comet still prominent, but in the background. There is something mysterious about this photo- it feels like it is from another world.
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by Jim_B on Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:07 am
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A well thought out and executed idea with remarkable results. Well done!
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by Richard B. on Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:26 am
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A tour de force EJ!


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