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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Date2007/10/29 at 5:20 UT
EquipmentNexstar 9.25 GPS Point Grey Research "Flea 2" 1032x776 16-bit color firewire camera with Mogg FR. Unguided 20 second exposures. Best 12 of 25 aligned, stacked, and processed with Astro IIDC.
DescriptionNucleus and huge coma of comet. Surrounding stars.
LocationSullivan, Maine, USA
Date10/28/07 9:05 PM EDT
Equipment8" SCT operating @ f/6.3 Meade DSI Imager. 50 combined 4 second images.
DescriptionAt first I thought the comet split, but found out it was located in star field. Comet has enlarged greatly over a few nights. Spectacular!
LocationEvansville, Indiana, USA
Date10-28-07 08:00 UTC
EquipmentTelevue 102iis (4") refractor, 2X Televue Powermate, Losmandy G11 Mount, Canon 20Da DSLR. Exposure was 15 seconds at ASA 800.
DescriptionComet Holmes 17P as seen early Sunday Morning from my back yard in Evansville, Indiana. The comet was easy to see with the naked eye despite the nearby nearly full Moon.
Date27 Oct. 2007, 8:08 P.M.
EquipmentMeade LX200R 8", Pentax *ist DL 30 Second Exposure, ASA-1600
DescriptionComet 17P/Holmes with eccentric coma
LocationFolsom, CA, USA
DateOct. 24-26, 2007
EquipmentCanon A630 @ 7mm (ASA 200) through a NexStar 5i with a 25mm Plossl (afocal). Each frame is 3 sec. exposure, single frame per night.
DescriptionThis short animation shows both the expansion of the coma and the apparent brightening of the core of Comet Holmes (17P). Exactly the same processing was done to each frame (Aligned and contrast range expanded 45% in MaxIM)
LocationEl Paso, Texas
EquipmentCanon 30D w/ EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM on a home-made EQ tracking mount.
DescriptionThis photo is a stack of 4 frames each shot at 200mm with 8 second exposures at f/2.8 and ISO 640. The photos were shot from a custom camera tracking mount (still fine tuning the timing)
LocationLuke AFB Arizona
DateOctober 27, 2007 20:32
EquipmentC11 SGT Nikon 40D
DescriptionComet is still easy to see even with the full moon lighting up the night.
LocationLake Oswego, Oregon, USA
Date10/27/2007 22:11 PDT
EquipmentCelestron C-5 with Canon Digital Rebel XT prime focus. ISO 1600, 3.2s exposure.
DescriptionComet Holmes with a few stars nearby for context. First astrophoto I've taken in quite a while... Nice to have a clear night in Oregon!
DateOctober 27, 2007 10:30EDT
EquipmentCGE 1400 f/7 ST-402 ME ccd camera
DescriptionThis image shows the coma of comet Holmes. Note subtle detail in the nuclear area-streamers and a jet.
DateOctober 27, 2007 10:30 EDT
EquipmentCGE 1400 f/7 ST-402 ccd camera
DescriptionThis is a highly processed view of a fully calibrated image showing the central coma structure of Comet Holmes. This comet appeared golden yellow to my eye!