Comet Holmes Animation | Timothy Pickering

Photographer
Timothy Pickering
Email
tim@mmto.org
Location of photo
MMT Observatory, Mt. Hopkins, AZ
Date/Time of photo
around 12:00 UT oct 22,23,24,25
Equipment
Used archived images from the MMT All-Sky Camera, http://skycam.mmto.arizona.edu. It is a framegrabbed StellaCam II with a fish-eye lens attached giving a FOV of about 170 deg.
Description
This is an animation of four images taken at the same sidereal time during the mornings of October 22, 23, 24, and 25. A white circle is placed in the image centered on where Comet Holmes appears. No object is visible in the first two frames, but very obvious in the last two. Please see the image URL given in the location field. The animation is 800k in size.
Website
http://mmto.org/~tim/comet.gif