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Comet Holmes (Nov. 7-21, 2007)
DateNov 10 2007 9:30pm
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ106N Takahashi NJP Sbig ST2000xm with astrodon filters Sbig external guide camera/sbig efinder assembly
DescriptionComet Holmes climbing high into the sky over Redlands, Ca on November 10, 2007. The comet still grows larger, but more diffuse and apparent brightness is falling.
Date10-30-07 - 11-08-07
EquipmentAnimation from 10-30-07 thru 11-08-07 Cesltron CGE Mount WO 80MM and SAC10 Camera Total of 11 Frames over the last week
DateNovember 6, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. local time
Equipment8" LX200 EMC in Altuzimuth. StellaCam II Astrovid Camera. About 100 stills were captured and processed in Registax.
LocationLockport, IL USA
DateNovember 9, 2007 at 9:26pm CST
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel XTi 400D with 300mm lens mounted on a tripod. Exposure: 25 sec (25) Aperture: f/5.6 Focal Length: 300 mm ISO Speed: 400 Exposure Bias: 0 EV Flash: Flash did not fire
DescriptionComet Holmes as viewed from my back yard in the high northeastern sky
LocationLake Havasu City, Arizona
Date11/07/2007. At 9:30 PM
EquipmentClestron 8" at F6.3. Prime focus with Canon EOS350Xt modified by Hap Grifin. Exposure 20 seconds. Only resized with Photoshop Adobe .
DescriptionVery bright object . easy to image for a new hobbiest. Almost doubled in size of the Halo in 3 days.
PhotographerJorge Carlos Sousa
LocationParedes - Portugal
EquipmentLXD-75 6” f/5 NEWTONAIN CANON EOS Digital Rebel ISO 800
DescriptionAnother attempt below a poor city sky …
DateOct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2007
EquipmentOct. 31 and Nov. 3: Orion 80 mm "ShortTube" refractor piggybacked on a Losmandy GM8 mount. Nov. 2: Orion 80 mm ED refractor on an unguided tripod. Images taken with an SBIG STV
DescriptionThe Oct. 31 and Nov. 3 images are stacks of five 5 second STV exposures. The Nov. 2 image is a stack of about forty half second unguided exposures taken over a period of about an hour and rescaled to the same equivalent focal length as the ShortTube images. The comet was 1.62 AU from earth, so the diameter of the coma increased from about 387,000 km to 512,000 km over those four nights.
EquipmentCanon 20D at ISO 400 with Tamron 180mm F/2.5
DescriptionAfter many days of bad weather, we finally had a decent night to image. Using a manual focus Tamron 180mm lens on a Canon 20D, nine three minute subs were taken while piggybacked on a Paramount ME. The exposures were hardly enough to provide data of the tail but there was just enough to make it visible.
Date2100hr est 11/08/07
Equipmentfuji s2, tokina80-200 @20 sec/200mm/2.8F/s
LocationVilla Ridge, Mo.
DateNovember 09, 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 300D, 100-400mmL @ 400mm F/5.6 on a Meade LXD75 mount, 180sec. X 20 - 60min. total