PhotographerHaldun I. Menali
Location of photoQuincy, MA
Date/Time of photoOct 29, 2007 10:01:29 PM EDT
EquipmentCanon Digital EOS XTi on tripod
75-300 mm zoom lens set at 130mm f/5.6
1600 ISO, 10 sec single exposure
DescriptionHere 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.