Comet Holmes | Andy Kastrup

Andy Kastrup
Location of photo
Innsbrook Missouri
Date/Time of photo
11/17/07 11:20 PM
Orion SharShoot DSCI II CCD Camera and Pentax 400mm F4 lens.
This is a stack of three guided 60s exposures taken in a dense woods. This is the first photo ever with this CCD camera. The moon had just gone down before midnight and clouds cleared to sneak in a few shots before the comet hid behind tree limbs. This particular photo is a good compromise between showing the comet nucleus and surrounding ionized gas glow.