Holmes comet 41 days after the outburst near NGC 1245 open cluster

This comet image was taken during a windstorm having brought exceptionally clear sky which is unusual in our country. The faintest recorded stars are weaker then 17th magnitude. The open cluster NGC 1245 is visible in the lower part of the image.
See also this image showing the development of the comet within five following days.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the higher resolution image version (2.4 MB, PNG format).

Date3. 12. 2007
Time21:33 - 22:03 UT
PlaceBrno-Komín, Czech Republic
CoordinateN 49° 13.45', E 16° 32.98', Alt. 272 m
ConditionsExcellent, clear sky
OpticsRubinar 5.6/500mm
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure48× 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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