Comet Holmes on Apr 28, 2008

Date & Time: Apr 28 2008, from 19:56 to 20:21 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8, Aperture: F2.8
with IDAS LPS-P2 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800

The comet Holmes has been positioned in the pentagon of Auriga in end of April 2008. You can see an open cluster of M38 in left hand side and a part of IC405 nebula in lower of this picture. The comet Holmes has become extraordinary dimmed, only faint lump of light can be detcted in center of the picture, of course I couldn't detect the comet with naked eyes.

Change of comet Holmes

Holmes on Mar 8, 2008

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