Holmes-Pleiades-Moon Comparison | Barry Simon

Photographer
Barry Simon
Email
bsimon615@aol.com
Location of photo
Camp Ruth Lee near Norwood, LA
Date/Time of photo
11-9-07 at approx. 10 PM
Equipment
Takahashi TSA 102 mounted on a Vixen Super Polaris-DX. Telescope reduced via TeleVue 0.8x reducer/corrector to 652 mm f.l. and f/6.4. The camera used is a Canon 20.
Description
Comet Holmes shot on this evening shows an approximate angular size of 27 arc minutes. It is compared to the Pleiades shot the same evening. Both are single frame shots with a Canon 20D at ISO 1600. Both are 3 minute exposures. An image of the Moon scaled properly is also added to the composite.