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Comet Holmes (Nov. 7-21, 2007)
LocationStony Ridge Observatory California
Date11/18/07 - 1:22 am PST
EquipmentPentax 100 SDUF II F/4 Nikon D200 AP 900 QMD head 30 sec. unguided exposure.
DescriptionComet Holmes, similar to the visual view in the same scope.
LocationCastione della Presolana (BG), Italy
DateNovember, 3 2007. h 22,30 UT
EquipmentTelescope: Meade 12" LX 200 CCD Starlite Xpress SXL8
DescriptionSum of six frmes. Exp.: 15 seconds each frame
LocationSaxapahaw, North Carolina
Date11/11/07 10PM EST
EquipmentPhotographed using Orion 80ED telescope piggybacked on 10"LX200GPS and Canon Rebel XT (modified)
DescriptionComet Holmes from North Carolina. The comet's central condensation is evident with a more intense trailing component and broad circular coma.
LocationHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DateNov.19,2007 at 2215 UT
EquipmentOlympus C-750 Digital Camera mounted on tripod.
DescriptionThrough light pollution,Moonlight,clouds I managed to take 3 exposures then stacked them with Registax plus I had to really go with contrast! Images were all 16sec exposure at 35x zoom and f/3.7 at 400 ISO. You can **just** make out the coma on the star.
Date7:00pm local 11-17-2007 (0200 UTC 11-18-2007)
EquipmentThis single 60-second exposure was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D) through an Astro-Tech 66ED refractor.
DescriptionComet Holmes 17/P passed the 1.78 magnitude star, Mirphak on it's journey to perihelion. North is up.
LocationLake Havasu City, Arizona
DateNovember 17, 2007 10:00Pm MST.
EquipmentWilliam Optics 80 mm doublet with X0.8 focal reducer. Canon EOS Camera modified by Hap Grifin. Mount EQ3 orion motorized. Total Exposure is 3 minutes unguided.
DescriptionThe comet was very close to Mirfak in Perseid. This picture is not processed only resized by Photoshop Adobe.
LocationAIKEN, SC, USA
Date19 November 2007, 11:00 pm
EquipmentAstro-Tech AT66ED @ 200mm f/3 mounted on MEADE 12'LX90 ORION Star Shoot Deep Space Color Imaging Camera 20 x 40mm non guided
DescriptionThis night, Holmes was crossing Matelote 20 in Perseus coming very close to Mirfak
LocationLos Angeles, California
Equipment6 inch Schmidt Newtonian on homemade crystal controlled right ascension platform. Canon Rebel RAW X11 1600 30s
DescriptionComet Holmes increased brightness by a factor of about a million, going from magnitude 17 to 2. This makes it visible to the unaided eye as well as binoculars and telescopes.
DateOct 24 to Nov 11
EquipmentPentax *istDS with 135 mm lens
DescriptionThe image shows the position and brightness of Comet Holmes between October 24 and November 11. All images have been processed identically.
Locationnew york city
Equipmentnikon d50 iso1600 noise reduction on, raw format, 30second exposure at prime focus (2000mm) celestron c-8 unguided.
DescriptionThis is the same photo posted earlier, but I'm getting familiar with regisatx tools..this is an RGB adjustment..what a difference!