Comet Holmes - December 26th The "Jellyfish" comet of 2007

Uploaded 12/27/07

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 Still easily visible to the naked eye, the comet most resembles the Double Cluster in Perseus as far a size and brightness. Well over 2 degrees in diameter, the comet continues to expand, and is getting very low in surface brightness in the process. The comet is essentially white, with a tinge of faint yellow, and a broad fan tail to the right. I oriented this composition, which has north roughly to the left for best photographic effect.
Lens: Stellarvue SV80s at f/4.8 Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 (Piggyback on 12.5") Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 12 x 5m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS