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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
PhotographerRichard S. Bell
Date11/30/2007 @ 10:00 pm EST
EquipmentTele Vue Pronto 70 mm refractor (with Focal Reducer/Field Flattener) and Canon 300D piggybacked on 12" LX200
DescriptionThis was my first chance to capture an image of Comet Holmes in over a month (Michigan weather can be very cruel). I'm glad it's still putting on a great show!
Date11-05-07 9:25 P.M.
Equipment11" Starmaster ELT, Tom'O equatorial platform, Nikon Coolpix 4500, 18mm Radian
DescriptionComet Holmes continues to grow in size.
DateNov 5th 2007, 22:25
Equipment12.5 inch RCOS at f/6.7 and Canon 300D DSLR 11 x 2 minute exposures
DescriptionRotational gradient filter (centered on the nucleus) has been used. This produces some artifacts but reveals detail otherwise invisible. Note full resolution version available
LocationIthaca, New York
DateNov 2, 2007 11:21 PM
EquipmentOld Orange Tube C8 with fork mount. F10 focal length. Single 10 second exposure with SBIG ST9E.
DescriptionRight side is image processed with AIP$WIN wavelet filter.
Date7th Nov 2007 at 18 hours GMT
EquipmentCanon 400D on tripod, no tracking. 170-500 Sigma lens at 201 mm. 15 sec exp, ISO1600, f/5.6. Under City lights.
DescriptionComet Holmes picture taken using standard camera equipment. Comet was easily visible through naked eye in spite of city light pollution.
Equipment10" Meade Telescope and DSI Camera with stacked 4 second exposures
DescriptionThis was taken at 9:00 PM in the evening from my Observatory located in the center of town. The moon was down, so I was able to get a great photo. We have relatively dark sky's even in town.
Date9:00pm, Oct. 29
EquipmentPentax K100D at prime focus on a JMI NGT-18 newtonian. 10 seconds at 1600 ISO.
DescriptionTaken on Concordia College's 18-inch Newtonian in south Moorhead, it's Comet Holmes during a star party we had for students. Most had never seen a comet before, especially this nicely through a telescope. You can see a little of the orange haze of light pollution creeping in.
DateTue 30 Oct 2007 around 22:00 local time
EquipmentAstro-Tech AT80ED refractor on an Orion Sirius EQ-G mount, at prime focus with a Canon EOS 350D DSLR.
DescriptionOne week after Comet Holmes' spectacular October 2007 outburst, it's at last clear for one night. The comet is This image was produced by stacking five 8 second exposures with Registax. No other processing appplied.
Date01/11/2007 11:24 p.m
EquipmentNikon D70s Digitial SLR on a tripod using Nikon 70mm at f4.5, 10 seconds exposure at ISO 1000
LocationMerrimack, New Hampshire
Date1 Nov 2007 9:30pm EDT
EquipmentVixen 80edsf refractor and Canon 350D piggybacked on Meade LX200 mount on wedge and pier.
DescriptionComet Holmes from 1 Nov 2007 imaged from my home in Turkey Hill Observatory in Merrimack New Hampshire. Twenty stacked 12 second images at iso 1600.