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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
Date28 October 2007, 18:00 GMT
EquipmentSoligor 6" MT-750 Newtonian reflector at f/4.9, Canon PowerShot A420 digital camera
DescriptionA single 1 second exposure of Comet 17P Holmes taken on 28 October 2007 using a Canon Power Shot A420 digital camera set to ISO 400 coupled to a 6 inch Newtonian reflector. I was fortunate to have at the time of the exposure the Moon entirely covered by clouds and the comet as well as the rest of the sky completely free.
LocationBusto Arsizio (Va) - Italy
Date26th October 2007, 20.31 UT
EquipmentMeade S-C 8" f/10 and Canon 350D
DescriptionThe recent outburst of the comet 17P/Holmes, in an image taken under a very cloudy sky, and with nearly close full Moon.
LocationCollege Park, MD
Date2007-10-31 ~04:27, 05:43 UT
EquipmentCanon20Da at ISO800 prime-focus on AP 152mm f/9 refractor. Two 30 sec exp taken about 75 minutes apart.
DescriptionAnimation shows motion of comet over 75 minutes.
Date31 October 2007 1107Z
Equipment12" LX200 GPS at f/10, SBIG ST-9 camera
DescriptionThis is a false color verion of my black and white image. Makes is much easier to get an idea of what's ahppening near the nucleus.
PhotographerReza Amini Nejad
Date30 October 2007
EquipmentTelescope:Meade8"LX200R - Camera:Canon EOS 30D
DateOct. 30, 2007, 2100 local
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar 8, Canon EOS 30D, ASA 1600, 10 sec.
DescriptionA very interesting comet, not only because of it's as yet unexplaned jump in brightness but the almost concentric series of halos around it and the off center core make it a great target to follow weather with binoculars or telescope.
LocationWanye, Oklahoma USA
DateOct 28 2007 7:47pm
Equipment25" f 4.5 Dob using 17mm eyepice
DescriptionArtist Rendering of Comet Holmes 17/p The comet stand out in the sky with its tail streaming away from us here on earth the comet seems to shrouded in a halo with a slight fanning to one side with a fuzzy core and background stars shine through the halo of the comet . Observed Sunday night before the moon rise Oct 28th 2007
Date0124ut 31Oct 2007
EquipmentTele-vue 70mm refractor, Olympus C4000z camera with an afocal unguided exposure of 10sec, f2.8, 400 asa.
DescriptionComet Holmes in Perseus.
EquipmentCelestron 6" at f/3.3. Stellacam II at 256 frame mode. Stacked 17 images with Registax.
DescriptionComet Holmes as taken by my 9-year old daughter, Alexandra. This is her first astro-photo!
PhotographerHaldun I. Menali
DateOct 29, 2007 10:01:29 PM EDT
EquipmentCanon Digital EOS XTi on tripod 75-300 mm zoom lens set at 130mm f/5.6 1600 ISO, 10 sec single exposure
DescriptionHere is a wide-angle shot of Perseus showing Comet Holmes. The Hero has a visitor that reshapes the constellation! Mirfak (alpha Persei) is at top center, delta Per is at the bottom right. My visual magnitude estimate of 17P during the time of this shot was 2.6. North is left, East is bottom.