Holmes comet 20 days after the outburst

The weather looked hopeless during the night November 11/12 - continual rain and later even snow. Before 4:00 of local time the sky surprisingly cleared. I set my paralactic mount in extreme hurry but the sky became overcast again very quickly. Fortunately the weather turned fair again at about 4:40 and the clear sky lasted to sunrise. I managed to take enough images with my Rubinar 10/1000mm. Finally I was successful even though I was completely frozen through because I had not enough time to dress myself properly. I spent more than two hours standing in slippers in wet snow on the terrace.
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Date12. 11. 2007
Time04:39 - 05:02 UT
PlaceBrno-Komín, Czech Republic
CoordinateN 49° 13.45', E 16° 32.98', Alt. 272 m
ConditionsGood, clear sky
OpticsRubinar 10/1000mm
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure36× 30 s  (ISO 3200)
Copyright© 2007 Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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