Ion tail of Machholz comet passing through Pleiades

This composition of six separate images shows the length of the comet's ion tail. The tail itself is more blurred by comet's motion in comparison to the previous image, but is better visible.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the higher resolution image version (705 KB, JPEG format).

Date7/8. 1. 2005
Time23:26:41 - 23:30:02 UT, 23:31:56 - 23:42:25 UT, 23:43:10 - 23:50:42 UT,
23:50:57 - 23:51:28 UT, 23:51:36 - 00:02:02 UT, 00:02:11 - 00:04:34 UT
PlaceStanovisko hill about 25 km far from Brno city, Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, Czech Republic
CoordinateN 49.369° E 16.476°
OpticsSonnar 2.8/200mm
CameraCanon EOS 300D
ProcessingComposition of 6 images.
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwareSofo ACC 6.0
Copyright© 2005 Hana Druckmüllerová and Miloslav Druckmüller


Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 18.3.2007