Comet 17P/Holmes
3 November 2007

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Comet 17P/Holmes in Perseus

After over a week of poor weather (wind, smoke and clouds), I finally managed to get two of nights of photography in on this unusual comet which suddenly brightened out of obscurity in late October, despite the fact that it is receding from the sun. Very faintly visible to the right of the comet is a hint of a tail.

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Date/Time:    3 November 2007 - 23:55 PDT
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope: Borg 125EDF2.8 @ f/3.3
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: SBIG STV
Camera: Mitsuboshi 6x9
Media/Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 1 x 30 min.

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