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Comet Holmes (Nov. 7-21, 2007)
LocationReston, VA - N 38.9421, W 77.3537
Date11/13/07 21:38:05 EST
EquipmentCamera - Sony DSC-S85 102mm (35mm equivalent) - f2.5 - 8sec ISO-400 on tripod
DescriptionConditions were clear, but with ground fog. Relatively high levels of ambient light - 20 miles west of Washington, DC. Photo has been cropped to 640x480 from 2272 x 1704 Pixel original, but no other edits.
DateNov 10 2007 - abt 20UT
EquipmentPanasonic digital FZ30 piggyback on ETX125 focal lenght 300 mm F3,6 Stack 4 frames each 60 seconds
DescriptionFrom quite center town comet is easy nacked eye visible
Date13 Nov 2007
EquipmentNikon D40 + Nikkor 55-200@200@f/8, 8x30 sec. ISO800, first batch of processing from that night.
DescriptionComet Holmes from downtown Bucharest. Light pollution gives the orange-redish tint of the black sky, and although the image is heavily processed to make it closer to the real sky colors, the urban light pollution takes its toll. Too bad. We all have to do something about this, it's our money wasted on lighting up the sky... Clear skies to all.
Date10 Oct @2125 PST
EquipmentNikon D200 set to ISO 1600. 300mm f/2.8 lens. 12 two second exposures stacked in Photoshop CS3.
DescriptionEven in light polluted Los Angeles, this comet is quite impressive.
LocationMudgee, NSW, Australia
Date10th Nov 2007 at 12:17am ADST
EquipmentCanon 20D on a tripod with 85mm lens. f/5.6, ISO 1600, 30sec exposure.
DescriptionIt had been cloudy and raining all night and a group of us were going to call it a night when the clouds parted low on the north horizon and there was Comet Holmes. Binoculars and the camera revealed a yellowish fuzzy ball with an estimated magnitude of 2.5-3.0. The stars have trailed as a shorter exposure would not have revealed the comet very well due to some lingering cloud. It is one of the most interesting comets I've seen (and photographed). Well worth the 3.5 hour drive from Sydney!
DateNov. 9th 20.30 TU
EquipmentCelestron C9.25 w/RC on Losmandy GM-8 Nikon D70
DescriptionIn this picture I tried to show the inner structure of the coma enhancing different levels of brightness Stack of 8 pictures 30" f:6,3 each @ 800 ISO
LocationCamp Ruth Lee near Norwood, LA
Date11-9-07 at approx. 10 PM
EquipmentTakahashi TSA 102 mounted on a Vixen Super Polaris-DX. Telescope reduced via TeleVue 0.8x reducer/corrector to 652 mm f.l. and f/6.4. The camera used is a Canon 20.
DescriptionComet Holmes shot on this evening shows an approximate angular size of 27 arc minutes. It is compared to the Pleiades shot the same evening. Both are single frame shots with a Canon 20D at ISO 1600. Both are 3 minute exposures. An image of the Moon scaled properly is also added to the composite.
DateNov. 10th 21.30 TU
EquipmentNikon D70 w/ 300mm f:4 and IDAS LPR filter Losmandy GM-8
DescriptionIn this picture I tried to show what is like through a binocular ... Picture taken Nov.9th 21.30 TU with a Nikon D70, 300 f:4 lens, IDAS LPR (Light Pollution Reducer) filter. 2 images 100" f:4 @ 800 ISO each, combined with Registax
LocationCeccano (FR) - Italy
Date8 Nov. 2007, 00:27 UT
EquipmentVirtual Telescope main unit, consisiting in: C14@f/9.1 + SBIG ST8-XME + Paramount ME
DescriptionThis image shows comet Holmes, imaged at high resolution (O.58"/pixel). The inner coma shows its intriguing details, while the image processing was not pushed too much, to preserve a natural view.
LocationAcross Hudson River from NYC
EquipmentCelestron NS11GPS with Hyperstar attachment working at f/1.85. SAC-10 unguided Alt-Az.
DescriptionComparing to the images taken a few days ago now the Comet shows definite elongation of the coma. There's a breakup inside the central region clearly visible. Overall the comet seems to loose brightness but increasing in size. Certainly looks like an extended object to the naked eye even at my light-polluted location.