Comet 17P/Holmes | Kevin Witman

Kevin Witman
Location of photo
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Date/Time of photo
10/28/2007 9:00pm
Meade LX50 10" SCT. Afocal projection using a SONY Cybershot DSC-W7 (supported camera in position at the eyepiece with a separate tripod.) ISO400, 20" exposure, f/4.5
Cometary image resembles a bright planetary nebula larger in diameter than Jupiter at a similar magnification. The yellow colors that are apparent to the eye are not visible in this digital image. Distant star light is visible through the gaseous envelope especially near the enter of the comet.