I feel a little stupid. It turns out that I did manage to capture Comet Pan Starrs after all. After going back and studying a few of the frames I took near the end of last weeks Tuesday night vigil, I saw something. On any of the exposures 1 second in length or longer, there it was! I never saw it with the naked eye, but my Sigmas 72mm diameter (approx.) 200mm focal length lens apparently captured enough light for success. It’s a good thing I wasn’t chewing gum a few minutes ago when I discovered this fact, I might have swallowed it. Oh yeah, that’s the comet there in the upper left. See it? Better late than never I guess.
I got about 3 or 4 frames with the comet and my planned moon/windmill combo, but the composition is off, the comet is very weak, and they just don’t look good. The image above looks much better, it was one of the last I took while walking back to the car, not even knowing the comet was in there. Crazy times we live in.