Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/06

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Subject: Re: Photographing the Comet
From: "Richard W. Hemingway" <>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 1997 16:26:50 -0500

At 11:56 1997-04-06 -0800, you wrote:
>It's also helpful to frame the comet with something in the foreground. The
>comet itself is very pretty, but for a good photograph it needs context.
>Some of the best comet photos I've seen have used barns and mounains to put
>it in perspective. I'm going to experiment with using flash to illuminate
>the foreground during a long exposure in the dark. Any suggestions?

How big a flash do you need to illuminate the comet???

Dick Hemingway
Norman, OK