Holmes comet 131 days after the outburst and NGC 1499 California nebula
On March 1-2, 2008 there was an extreme weather in the Czech Republic - devastating windstorm, heavy
rainfall and even thunderstorm which is very unusual in this period of year. In the evening on
March 2 the sky cleared for several hours and the air was crystal clear. I used this short period of
excellent observing conditions for taking the image of Holmes comet approaching the California
nebula (see detail).
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higher resolution image version (2.8 MB, PNG format).
|Date||2. 3. 2008|
|Time||18:48 - 20:34 UT|
|Place||Brno-Komín, Czech Republic |
|Coordinate||N 49° 13.45', E 16° 32.98', Alt. 272 m|
|Optics||Zeiss Sonnar 2.8/180mm + Astronomik CLS filter|
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|Exposure||12× 8 min (ISO 1600)|
|Copyright||© 2008 Miloslav Druckmüller|