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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
Date10-30-07 About 10:30 EDT
EquipmentCGE1400 at f/7 using ST-402
DescriptionI tried to image the subtle detail present within the central coma as well as the outer coma. The yellowish color was very apparent visually in the C14 at low and medium powers!
Date30 Oct. 2007, 23:48 UTC
EquipmentNikon D40, C9.25" F/D10 prime focus
DescriptionA comparison of 2 17P images 5 days apart. The only clear nights so far good enough to take a few shots at this beauty.
LocationGhajnsielem, Gozo, Malta
Date31st October, 2007
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar 8i and Meade DSI PRO
DescriptionThis is an RGB image of Comet 17P/Holmes. R:G:B (mins) - 4.7:4.2:4.7. Stacked in Envisage; Colour channels combined and processed in Photoshop.
LocationOrange County, NY
DateOct 29, 2007
EquipmentVixen R200ss G-11 Hx916 ST-4
DescriptionComet17P/Holmes processed with AIP4WIN2 using frie&chen processing and additional enhancements with Photoshop 7 to view it in better detail and determine direction. 29 pics x 30 sec aligned and stacked on comet.
Date01-11-2007 22:02 tmec
Equipmenttelescope: celestron 8 F 6.3 mount: vixen gpdx skysensor 2000pc camera: EOS 400d sum of 20 image each 20 sec. processed: image plus photoshop cs
Descriptioncomet holmes from the city of turin italy
Date27 Oct 2007, 10:18 UT
EquipmentAstro physics, 130 mm, F/6, Canon EOS 350D, 200 ISO, 20s Exp.
DescriptionComet Holmse through thin clouds
Date10/31/07 - 2015
EquipmentCelestron 102 f/5 Losmandy G11 Meade DSI Pro Astronomik IR Blocking Filter
DescriptionThis was a "real time" image displayed on my laptop for the visiting Ghouls and Goblins of the evening. 5-10 second images stacked. Sharpened and Contrast adjusted in PS8 No other processing, as this is the second digital astro-image I've ever taken
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar 4SE GoTo, Canon A710IS Compact camera, 25mm eyepiece, afocal adaptor.
DescriptionComet 17P/Holmes. Magnification 55X. The stars are little trails rather than points but I chose to upload this photo because it captured the comet's halo better. 15sec exposure, 200ISO
Date10/31, 11:10 PM & 1:10 AM
EquipmentWO Zenithstar 105mm refractor, Losmandy G-11 mount, Pemtax istDL DSLR, 20 sec exposures, ISO 800
DescriptionI did not notice movement of the comet through the evening, but on close examination, the background stars behind the coma showed a distinct shift over 2 hours. By the 31st, the Moon was no factor.
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200gps 10in.,Celestron CGE Mount, SBIG ST402ME, Astronomik LRGB filter set, Meade f6.3 F/R.
DescriptionI was able to Capture comet Holmes before clouds roll in from T/S Noel. A Comparising of my last observation (26th) and this morning it outgrew my fov. Very impressive comet.