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Comet Holmes (Nov. 7-21, 2007)
Date11/04/07, 7:30 PM,MST
EquipmentCanon 10D Digital SLR, 400 mm telephoto lens. 21 exposures of two minutes each. Camera piggy-backed on Meade 8 inch LX200 for tracking. Image processed With ImagesPlus and Photoshop. North is UP.
DescriptionCan clearly see background stars THROUGH the semitransparent "dustball" of Comet 17P/Holmes if one magnifies the picture. Size is about one quarter degree.
LocationCraveggia (VB) Italy
DateNov 3 2007 23:00
Equipment- Telescope: Borg 77ED - Mount: Gemini G42 OBS+ - Camera: Canon EOS 300D - Frames: Sum of 10 Frames of 5 min each - Elab: Maxim - Photoshop - Neat
DescriptionThe photo shows the comet 17P Homes outburst with its tails becoming visible
LocationLorton, Virginia, USA
Date8 Nov. 2007, 16:02 UT
EquipmentCanon 10D digital camera at prime focus of Celestron C90, 90mm F/11. 30 second exposure.
DescriptionThe diameter appears to be 0.325 degrees (20 minutes) or 62.5% the diameter of the sun. If the comet is 150 million miles away, that would make the diameter of the coma, visible in this photo, about 850,000 miles.
LocationFort Branch, Indiana
DateNov. 1, 2007, 9:50 pm CDT
EquipmentSony H1 Digital Camera, 5.1 mega pixel, 12 X optical zoom, image stablization mounted on tripod. Exposure time approximately 8 seconds
DescriptionAirplane passed very near position of Comet Holmes creating a pleasing combination of lighting effects.
DateNovember 2, 2007, 4 aqm
Equipment8-inchMeade LX90, MallinCam Color Hyper video camera
DescriptionI used a 12-second integration on the video camera which overeexposed most of the comet but seemed to bring out a dust tail of about 2-minutes of arc. Looked ot me like a cartoon of a speeding canon ball! I then did a sketch using pastels.
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D, Lens EFS 17-85mm, ISO 1600, 4 x 8sec, camera tripod
DescriptionJust a quick shoot from heavy light polluted Pancevo outskirts
DateNov 6 0:00
EquipmentMegrez Apo triplet, Canon 350D
DescriptionTail and coma region of comet Holmes
LocationAlexander City, AL
DateNov. 5, 2007 / 9:30PM
EquipmentAstro Physic APO 7, Prime Focus, Canon 40D, ISO800, 300Seconds
DateNov. 3-4, 2007, 11:20 PM-12:38 AM
EquipmentTelescope: Vixen 102-ED Camera: ST-10XME Mount: Paramount ME 64 minutes total exposure time
DescriptionThe image shows Comet Holmes' nucleus, bright coma, green halo, and blue gas tail.
LocationSarasota, FL USA
Date11/6/2007 11 p.m EST
EquipmentAP 155 (6") refractor @ F/7 using a Lumnenera SKYnyx 2-1C camera