Found the comet!

Wednesday evening, about 8:10pm, about one hour after sunset, I came upon a small, fuzzy star, with a faint fan-shaped glow extending to its upper right. Attached are some photos, but it was better in my 8×25 Canon Image Stabilized binoculars. The comet set behind our high school building about 8:40pm. I tried a number of different lenses and exposures and here’s the best I got…..
IMG_7964 comet
Cropped from larger photo (the next photo, below) F5.6, 5 seconds exposure, 55mm zoom lens, ISO-800. The fuzzy dot on the right is the comet. It had a longer fan-like tail in binoculars.

IMG_7964
Larger view. Click to enlarge.

IMG_7961 cropped comet
Cropped from 55mm 10 second exposure at F 5.6, ISO-800.

I tried a zoomed in view with a longer lens, but here’s the blurry result, as the comet started lowering below the roof of the school.
IMG_7973
250mm lens, f5.6 15 seconds (the stars and comet have trailed because of the long exposure with the long lens) ISO-800.

Bonus photo of the full moon with the 250mm zoom lens – cropped from an original which was a much shorter exposure for the sooooooo much brighter moon.
IMG_7977 crop and sharpen
Original was 1/1000 second exposure at ISO-800 f 5.6.

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