Photographing Neowise with 600mm lens

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Bill Ferris
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Re: 700mm example


This was one of my better shots tonight. This is 500mm+1.4TC uncropped, full-frame. Did some minor processing to try to darken the dark parts and lighten the light parts a bit more.

4 second exposure. You can see star trails for sure. I think they become obvious at 2 seconds, and I have some decent 2-second shots, but I wish for faster glass at this point.

Hi Craig, you may be interested in stacking multiple exposures as a way to mitigate noise. There's software for this that's specifically for night sky work, including comets. If you like to tinker around in Photoshop, here's a tutorial on a simple (a bit time-consuming but simple) process I've been using with NEOWISE:

It's allowed me to shoot at ISO 12800 and get good results.

Do you have a 70-200mm, f/2.8? If you're able to get to a reasonably dark site, that would be a great lens for this comet:

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