Comet Holmes on Feb 1, 2008


Date & Time: Feb 1 2008, from 21:56 to 22:23 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




f=80mm telephoto (Comet Holmes & California Nebula)

Date & Time: Feb 1 2008, from 22:37 to 22:53 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED f=80-200mmF2.8 (f=80mm, Aperture: F2.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP 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




The comet Holmes has become dimmer than that captured on Jan 26. The coma brightness is about 4th or 5th magnitude, I could detect the central region throuogh a binocular. The comet Holmes will move eastward slowly from now on, and close to the california nebula.




Holmes on Feb 10, 2008

Holmes on Jan 26, 2008


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