Holmes Enhanced | Joe Newman

Joe Newman
Location of photo
Eutawville, SC
Date/Time of photo
Nov 20, 2007 4:19am (local)
Celestron 80ED, Losmandy GM-8 Canon Rebel 350D, Hutech modified
Comet Holmes towards the end of the "easy" shooting. Still bright, and fits nicely in prime focus on the 80ED. No moon, but lots of local lights, so used Photoshop CS2 to remove light polution. Just for fun, increased contrast and it makes for a striking, if slightly artificial, shot. This is my first try at astrophotograpy. How lucky can you get to have a comet blow up as your first subject!