Flintstone Stargazing

November 12, 2007

Tonight’s Lousy Comet Picture

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, comet, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 10:24 pm

Comet 17P/Holmes on 11/12/07

Due to pretty heavy clouds that periodically open up, this is currently my only picture of Comet 17P/Holmes from this evening. It’s just a 12 second exposure and so it doesn’t have the nice definition or details of the normal photos. I’m still out in my driveway right now, but am not feeling too hopeful. I may go ahead and call it a night soon. Technically, I’ve kept my streak alive, but I’d sure like to get another good picture.



  1. HAHAHAHAHA….oops!.I commented on the wrong post,so I will say it again.It’s good to see that you have kept the streak alive 🙂 .I think the image of the comet is just fine considering the sky conditions at the time the shot was taken.
    I had my scope out the other night and almost froze my butt off.The sky was clear but,the temps were in the 20s with a stiff breeze blowing in from the north.At times the windchill was in the low teens.I lasted about 4 hours before calling it quits.
    Good job!!!

    Comment by Andrew — November 13, 2007 @ 8:59 am

  2. Thanks. It wasn’t too cold last night – around 50°, but at a certain point I realized that the clouds were covering more, not less and I was unlikely to get a better shot. Tonight’s not looking promising either…

    Comment by Ed — November 13, 2007 @ 10:12 am

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