Holmes comet 47 days after the outburst

The image shows the Holmes comet and open clusters in constellation Perseus. The open cluster near the right edge of the image is M 34 (NGC 1039). The well known, with naked eyes easily visible, double cluster C 14 (NGC 869, NGC 884) is visible near the top left corner of the image. The tiny open cluster located under the comet is NGC 1245, which is much better visible on this image taken several days ago.
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Date9. 12. 2007
Time00:15 - 00:25 UT
PlaceBrno-Komín, Czech Republic
CoordinateN 49° 13.45', E 16° 32.98', Alt. 272 m
ConditionsVery good, clear sky
OpticsTamron SP AF Di 2.8/90mm
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure15× 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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