Comet Holmes on Jan 5, 2008

Date & Time: Jan 5 2008, from 23:27 to 23:58 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

This image shows you the comet Holmes in beginning of the year 2008, positioned at north of Algol, beta Persei, can be detected with naked eyes as a very dimmed figure. The comet is leaving from the Earth gradually, it looks almost steady the apparent expanding speed of the coma.

Holmes on Jan 13, 2008

Holmes on Dec 31, 2007

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