Comet 17P/Holmes
2 December 2007

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Comet 17P/Holmes in Perseus

After skipping a weekend due to the interference from the full moon, I was able to get a shot of the expanding and dimming Comet Holmes. If not for the dimming, we'd be able to easily see the comet as it's over twice as large the moon at this time.

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Date/Time:    2 December 2007 - 18:26 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: 2 x 40 min., 3 x 30 min.

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