Comet Holmes on Oct 27, 2007


f=2500mm prime focus

Date & Time: (left)Oct 27 2007, from 27:51 to 28:05 JST(+0900), 60sec x 6 & 30sec x 4 (ISO1600)
(right)Oct 27 2007, from 27:54 to 27:56 JST(+0900), 20sec x 4 (ISO800)
Optical: Meade 25cm (10") Schmidt-Cassegrain (f=2500mm, F10.0)
Auto-guided with Meade LX-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872~2592)




f=1000mm prime focus

Date & Time: Oct 27 2007, from 25:59 to 26:04 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 20sec. (ISO800) & 4shots with 15sec. (ISO400)
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024~2016)
White Balance...Auto




f=50mm wide-angle lens

Date & Time: Oct 27 2007, from 28:21 to 28:22 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 15sec. exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 (f=50mm, Aperture: F3.2)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872~2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




These images show you the comet 17P/Holmes two days later from its sudden drastic outburst. The comet has been positioned in east of alpha Persei, keeps its visual brightness of about 2nd magnitude or so. The coma, having a whitish round gaseous region with a diameter of 5 arc minutes, is surrounding the bright nucleus, and the southwest region looks brighter. Furthermore we can see a dimmed greenish ionized region with a diameter of about 10 arc minutes is surrounding the white coma. Although it was a Moonlit night in that night, I could observe the detailed anomalous outburst phenomenon of comet.




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