Comet Holmes in Perseus


December 8, 2007

After its dramatic brightening in late October 2007, Comet Holmes remained a naked-eye object for weeks. This image taken with a telephoto lens in early December shows the comet among the stars of the constellation Perseus.

Date: December 8, 2007
Time: 11:48 p.m. MST
Location: Four Peaks Road, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on homemade tracking mount
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 2 minutes 45 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: January 20, 2008
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