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A once in a 6800 year opportunity, photographing Comet NEOWISE was a new challenge for me. We had seen the comet the night before, from within the city limits, with a lot a light pollution, so I wanted to get out of the city and hope to capture a few shots.

I haven’t done any destination astrophotography before, so of course I loaded up on all of my equipment, including my telescope; a Celestron Powerseeker 127 equatorial mount reflector. My hope was to use the t-ring for some close up shots of Saturn, Jupiter, or even the comet. While I didn’t pull out the t-ring after all, my telephoto lens with a 1.4 extender did the trick and I was able to capture a picture of Jupiter with four of its moons.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm w/1.4TC – 840mm – f9.0 – 4/5 sec – ISO 6400
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