Comet Holmes on Mar 8, 2008


Date & Time: Mar 8 2008, from 19:28 to 19:56 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 8 2008, from 19:27 to 19:55 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




This image has captured the comet Holmes closest to the California Nebula. The outer region of coma is overlapping the northern edge of nebula. Although we cannot detect the nebula with our naked eyes, only central part of the coma can be observed through a binocular.




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Holmes on Mar 1, 2008


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