Holmes comet 75 days after the outburst

This is my first image of Holmes comet made on the southern hemisphere. The image was taken during our two-member mountaineering expedition (me and my wife) to Chile. Even though the comet was only several degrees above the horizon in Chile and I had only a small tripod and 28-75 mm zoom lens, the resulting image turned out rather fine. I used short exposure times (13 s) in order not to blur the image by sky motion.
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Date7. 1. 2008  (6. 1. 2008 according to local time)
Time02:57 - 02:59 UT  (23:57 - 23:59 local time)
PlaceAltos de Lircay, Provincia de Talca, Chile
CoordinateS 35° 32.17', W 70° 58.78', Alt. 2002 m
ConditionsClear sky
OpticsTamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD 2.8/28-75 mm (set to 66 mm, F 2.8)
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure9× 13 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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