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The Details
Object
Comet Holmes 17/P
Optics
Astro-Physics 160 EDF Refractor at f/5.7
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set
Date
05 December 2007
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
L 5 x 210 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 3 ea x 120 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS3
Orientation

Field of View: 02°10'29" x 01°26'55"centered on RA 03h07m28.5s
DEC +48°00’098” (2000.0) . North angle 0.69°; east 90° CCW from north

Notes

Comet Holmes has been an amazing object to observe in the northern sky for now well over a month. Although it has faded in brightness it still maintains its large apparent size while moving slowly through the constellation Perseus.

 

 

 

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