Holmes comet 56 days after the outburst

If it were not for long period of bad weather, I would not try to take comet Holmes images during the foggy night with the comet being not far from the brightly shining Moon. The comet was invisible in the bright sky and it was a big problem to find it on the Canon EOS 5D display. Finally, the result of processing 59 particular images and 58 dark frames was over my expectation and worth the effort.
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Date18. 12. 2007
Time18:18 - 18:57 UT
PlaceBrno-Komín, Czech Republic
CoordinateN 49° 13.45', E 16° 32.98', Alt. 272 m
ConditionsVery bad - faint fog, the comet was near to the Moon
OpticsRubinar 5.6/500mm
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure59× 30 s  (ISO 3200)
Copyright© 2008 Miloslav Druckmüller

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