Comet Holmes on Mar 1, 2008


Date & Time: Mar 1 2008, from 20:25 to 20:54 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=200mm telephoto (Comet Holmes & California Nebula)

Date & Time: Mar 1 2008, from 19:20 to 19:48 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED f=80-200mmF2.8 (f=200mm, 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 at 2 degrees northwest of California Nebula. The outer rim seems very indistinct, a fan-like structure in southeast direction can be hardly seen in this image although that could be detected in last month.




Holmes on Mar 8, 2008

Holmes on Feb 10, 2008


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