Holmes comet 26 days after the outburst near α-Per star

This image shows the encounter of Holmes comet with the brightest star of Perseus constellation. Two different names are used for this star - Mirphak or Algenib. The weather during the night of 17/18 November was nearly hopeless. Finally I was successful and I used a short opportunity which the weather gave me at about 4 o'clock local time. The image presented on this page is made of only 8 images taken through holes in clouds.

Date18. 11. 2007
Time02:53 - 03:00 UT
PlaceBrno-Komín, Czech Republic
CoordinateN 49° 13.45', E 16° 32.98', Alt. 272 m
ConditionsImages taken in holes in clouds
OpticsRubinar 10/1000mm
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure8× 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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