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Comet 17P/Holmes

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Date: 11-18-07
Equipment: Canon 300d (modified)
Orion 80ED refractor at prime focus.
Meade LDX-75 mount.
Celestron guidescope
Manually Guided
Exposure: 2 X 180s ISO 800
Processing: ImagesPlus (conversion and digital development), Photoshop (levels).
Notes: When taken, comet Holmes had grown to be the biggest object in the solar system, surpassing even the sun!
In this image, the comet is passing near Mirfak, the brightest star in the constellation Perseus.


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