Comet Holmes in Perseus | Laurent Laveder

Laurent Laveder
Location of photo
Quimper, Bretagne, France
Date/Time of photo
24 october, 2007, 9:00 PM
Canon 30D + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 close at 2.8. 6 s at 800 ISO on a tripod. Processed in DxO Optics, stitch in PTGui and refined in Photoshop
Here is a picture of the "brand new" Comet Holmes. It is really an incredible object, like a new star in the middle of the thigh of Perseus. It's unbelievable to think that a few hours ago, this comet wasn't visible even with a good telescope, and now, it's easily visible with naked-eyes, even in a town! In fact, it's a great comet for Full Moon nights... At this address, you'll find higher resolution pictures of Holmes with and without the drawing of Perseus: