A Visitor in Perseus! | Haldun I. Menali

Photographer
Haldun I. Menali
Email
himenali@aol.com
Location of photo
Quincy, MA
Date/Time of photo
Oct 29, 2007 10:01:29 PM EDT
Equipment
Canon Digital EOS XTi on tripod 75-300 mm zoom lens set at 130mm f/5.6 1600 ISO, 10 sec single exposure
Description
Here is a wide-angle shot of Perseus showing Comet Holmes. The Hero has a visitor that reshapes the constellation! Mirfak (alpha Persei) is at top center, delta Per is at the bottom right. My visual magnitude estimate of 17P during the time of this shot was 2.6. North is left, East is bottom.