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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
DateOctober 27 2007 9:45 PM
Equipment6" Dob with Canon Powershot A60.
DescriptionComet Holmes is brilliant! It is so bright I only need a few seconds exposure and no tracking. Can't wait to see what this comet brings.
LocationEl Paso, TX
Date27 Oct 07 0130 hrs
EquipmentPhoto taken with 8" Skyquest Dobsonian telescope and Sirius Plossi 25mm eyepiece. Camera used was a Minolta Dimage Z1 set on automatic and no zoom.
DescriptionExtremely bright comet that can be seen with the simplest of binoculars even on a full moon night. No tail, but very fun to view nonetheless.
LocationLacombe Alta Canada
Date03:07:35 UTC 27/10/2007
EquipmentImage captured using a Skywatcher Pro 80ED with Meade DSI Pro piggybacked on a Celestron 10NGT AST mount.
DescriptionFrom my location the core of the comet is not quite centralized. This is the fits heared info: EXPTIME = 53. / Total Exposure Time SNAPSHOT = 53 / Number of stacked images FOCALLEN = 600.00000000000000 / Focal Length OBSERVER = 'Don Golka' / Observer Name APTDIA = 80.000000000000000 / Aperture Diameter in mm TELESCOP = 'Sky Water Pro' / Telescope Model CCD-TEMP = 42.9 / CCD temp in F OBJECT = 'Holmes 17P' / Name of object INSTRUME = 'Deep Sky Imager Pro' / Imager Model TIME-OBS = '03:07:35' / UTC Time DATE-OBS = '27/10/2007' / UTC Date BSCALE = 1.0000000000000000 / BZERO = 0.00000000000000000 / INPUTFMT = 'FITS ' / Format of file from which image was read SWMODIFY = 'MaxIm DL Version 4.60' /Name of software that modified the image HISTORY Process Stretch HISTORY Process Stretch HISTORY Filter Unsharp Mask CBLACK = 0 /Initial display black level in ADUs CWHITE = 62183 /Initial display white level in ADUs PEDESTAL = 0 /Correction to add for zero-based ADU SWOWNER = 'Don Golka' / Licensed owner of software HISTORY Filter Remove Gradient
EquipmentMeade DSI Color/ 200s (100 x 2 second) RGB exposure/Prime focus/114×500mm Telescope/leveled in Photoshop
DescriptionGamma adjusted to bring out detail, this image was taken with a 4.5" reflector using my Meade DSI Color.
LocationMy apartment balcony in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DateOctober 25, 2007 at 2255 UT
EquipmentOlympus C-750 digital camera set at: 6 second exposure, f/3.2, 400 ISO
DescriptionComet P17 Holmes in light polluted sky with Full Moon present.
EquipmentCelestron NexStar11 GPS @ 4410mm, Canon Digital Rebel XT
DescriptionA really nice surprise with Comet Holmes eruption, a different kind of view through the telescope.
LocationQuimper, Bretagne, France
Date24 october, 2007, 9:00 PM
EquipmentCanon 30D + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 close at 2.8. 6 s at 800 ISO on a tripod. Processed in DxO Optics, stitch in PTGui and refined in Photoshop
DescriptionHere is a picture of the "brand new" Comet Holmes. It is really an incredible object, like a new star in the middle of the thigh of Perseus. It's unbelievable to think that a few hours ago, this comet wasn't visible even with a good telescope, and now, it's easily visible with naked-eyes, even in a town! In fact, it's a great comet for Full Moon nights... At this address, you'll find higher resolution pictures of Holmes with and without the drawing of Perseus: http://www.pixheaven.net/galerie_us.php?id=13 http://www.pixheaven.net/galerie_us.php?id=20
PhotographerMike I. Jones
EquipmentOrion 5" refractor, tracking GEM, Canon XTi, 10Mpix, ASA 100, 10 seconds. No post-processing other than cropping to 400x400.
DescriptionBest exposure - shows central core object as well as asymmetric ejecta cloud.
Date26.oct.2007 20:09:59 UTC
EquipmentCelestron C9.25", Nikon D40 prime focus
DescriptionOne of the few good shots of te 17P comet I managed to take that evening under a hazy sky and the full Moon.
Date28 October 2007-22h-30'
EquipmentAstro-Physics 155EDF /f7 SBIG ST10XE- Filter IDAS RGB. 1x1 10Micron QCI Mount