Holmes comet 81 days after the outburst

This image of Holmes comet was made in Chile on the southern hemisphere during our two-member mountaineering expedition (me and my wife Zuzana). I had only a small tripod therefore I used only short exposure times (10 s) in order not to blur the image by sky motion. Excellent observing conditions in Andes enabled me to make rather good image even with very limited equipment.

Date12. 1. 2008  (11. 1. 2008 according to local time)
Time01:08 - 01:11 UT  (22:08 - 22:11 local time)
PlaceLaguna Animas, NP Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
CoordinateS 35° 29.026', W 70° 50.903', Alt. 2276 m
ConditionsClear sky
OpticsTamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD 2.8/28-75 mm (set to 60 mm, F 2.8)
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure12× 10 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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