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Comet Holmes (Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2007)
LocationSullivan, Maine, USA
DateOctober 26, 27 8:54 PM EDT
Equipment8" Meade SCT with focal reducer (f/6.3) Meade DSI Imager in Monochrome mode. Stack of 19 each 2.8 second exposures.
DescriptionComet Holmes on the evening of Friday, October 26th. Note offset nucleus. North is to the left.
Equipment8" f/7 Criterion Newtonian reflector and Toucam Pro; MX716 CDD & 35mm focal length lens, LRGB filtes
DescriptionIn an 8" f/7 Newt. the comet resembled a large planetary nebula with the golden hue of a globular cluster.
LocationMMT Observatory, Mt. Hopkins, AZ
Datearound 12:00 UT oct 22,23,24,25
EquipmentUsed archived images from the MMT All-Sky Camera, http://skycam.mmto.arizona.edu. It is a framegrabbed StellaCam II with a fish-eye lens attached giving a FOV of about 170 deg.
DescriptionThis is an animation of four images taken at the same sidereal time during the mornings of October 22, 23, 24, and 25. A white circle is placed in the image centered on where Comet Holmes appears. No object is visible in the first two frames, but very obvious in the last two. Please see the image URL given in the location field. The animation is 800k in size.
EquipmentMeade 12 in F10 with D20 at prime focus Stack of 12 10 second images proceesed with IP
DescriptionNice image with eccentric inner coma and faint dim area within large outer coma
EquipmentI used Antares 9" Telescope and Nokia N95 Mobile Phone.
DescriptionThe picture is of Comet 17p/Holmes taken from Pune, India. the picture is taken from a Mobile phone(Nokia N95, 5MP). This shows that astronomy photographs can be taken from a mobile phone with great details.
PhotographerRichard S. Bell
Date10/25/2007 @ 10:28 pm EDT
EquipmentMeade 12" LX200 SCT (classic) Philips ToUcam Pro (640x480)
DescriptionThis image of Comet Holmes was created by stacking 1,357 of 2, 100 images (from two AVI files). It's the closest I could come to matching the view I saw with my own eye to the telescope. Kind of appropriate this comet burst onto the scene around Halloween. It's a trick and a treat!
DateMorning of Oct. 26, 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 20D, 28mm lens for th wide view and 5inch F1250 SCT for the close-up.
DescriptionComet Holmes in morning sky, at Magnituide 2.5, nearly a million times brighter than few days ago! The comet close up shows the multi-arc minute coma and off0center nucleus surrounded by inner bright coma.
Date25 Oct 2007 2145 UT
EquipmentCelestron C80ED Apo refractor, Canon 400D, ISO 100, 5 seconds
DescriptionComet 17P/ Holmes in outburst
Date0:00 UTC 25 Oct 2007
EquipmentShot through a Meade LX200 (f/10) 10" scope with a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a SkyGlow Broadband filter. The photo is a single, cropped, unprocessed image of 30" duration at ISO 400.
DescriptionEven next to the brightest full moon of the year and shot from downtown Detroit, Comet 17P Holmes is starting to reveal a "bullseye" structure in the components of the tail.
EquipmentMeade LX200r, DSI II Color
DescriptionOut in my backyard, even with the Full Moon glaring got an excellent shot of Comet Holmes, can even make out a little tail pointing away from the Sun, 400x.