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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
LocationTradate, VA, Italy
Date31 nov 2007, 19.03 UT
Equipment300mm Schmidt Camera + CCD from a light polluted city. Total exposure 90 min with RGB filters. Central dust coma elaboration with Larson-Sekanina 10°. North is up.
DescriptionThe comet has a tail! Mainly of gas tail component is at PA 210° and a secondary tail is at PA 245°, extending from the optocenter respectively about 18' and 13'.
Date10-29-07 at 8:30pm
EquipmentCelestron NexStar 5 with attached Canon EOS Xti connected via T mount and telescope adapter with 25mm eyepiece. 4 second exposure at ISO 1600.
DescriptionIt's amazing how bright this comet appears even under my light polluted sky!
Locationsierra vista, az.
Date10/30/07 10 pm
Equipment10inch scg, canon power shot sd600 attached to an eye piece.
DescriptionComet 17P/Holmes in negative.
LocationEvansville, Indiana, USA
DateOctober 28, 2007
EquipmentTelevue 102iis refractor, Televue 2X Powermate, Canon 20Da DSLR, Losmandy G11 mount.
DescriptionCombined a 15 sec. exposure of the comet to show the inner coma detail, with a 40 sec. exposure that shows the yellow coma and green halo, to create this composite.
LocationPleasant View, TN
Date10/30/2007 9:31pm CST
Equipment10" Meade RCX400. Canon Rebel XTi Prime. 1-25 second image.
DescriptionComet Holmes imaged from TN
LocationHarken Observatory - Pewaukee, WI
Date30-Oct-2007 about 2:00UT
Equipment12" Meade LX200GPS at Harken Observatory (Pewaukee, WI Library) with F6.3 telecompressor. StellaCamIII video camera operating in 4 frame integration mode. Approximately 1500 frames combined using Registax4.
DescriptionApparent shell structure with brighter/denser outer ring (looking through thicker outer edges of expanding sphere). Inner bright area non-symetric with nucleus. Large expanse required use of telecompressor for wider field. Photo by Scott Berg and Randy Buchwald
Equipment6" Orion Astroview reflector, EQ mount, Meade Deep Sky Imager, 5 sec exposure. Nice cold, clear night - great conditions, other than the moon coming up.
DescriptionWell, it's a little over exposed but isn't that two objects in the center? I took several shots that showed the same thing.
Date31 October 2007 1107Z
Equipment12" LX200 GPS at f/10, SBIG ST-9 camera
DescriptionBlack and white image of Comet Holmes. Compare with the false-color image to follow.
LocationGossau ZH Switzerland
Date31.10.2007 / 21:45-22:30
EquipmentWilliam Megrez 90mm, Imaging Source Firewire Camera, German mount. 40x7.5s averaged and stacked with Astro IIDC.
DescriptionTried again to capture comet Holmes tonight. The condition were much better than during my first try on the 28th. The comet expands furhter, it will be interesting to see how it develops from here.
LocationGrand Prairie, Texas
Equipment10" LX200 f/6.3 Starlight Xpress HX916, .75 secs, broadband light pollution filter
DescriptionQuick shot of Comet Holmes before a light cloud cover, a visually amazing object.