Comet Holmes on Feb 10, 2008


Date & Time: Feb 10 2008, from 19:33 to 20:09 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=135mm telephoto (Comet Holmes & California Nebula)

Date & Time: Feb 10 2008, from 19:32 to 20:00 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED f=80-200mmF2.8 (f=135mm, 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 in that day has been positioned about 7 degrees WNW of California Nebula, shown us very dimmed figure. The comet has a diameter of about 80 arc minutes and 5th magnitude, can hardly be detected with binocular.




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Holmes on Feb 1, 2008


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