Flintstone Stargazing

November 13, 2007

Comet 17P/Holmes on 11/13/07

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Comets, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 10:15 pm


Comet 17P/Holmes on 11/13/07

Here’s tonight’s comet image. I really didn’t think I’d get a chance to get an image this evening, but what do you know? It cleared up. Still no rain, but hey I got my comet photo! I’ve started to have to take several images and stitch them together (in the astronomy world it’s called drizzling) using DeepSkyStacker. I’ve also composited all of my comet images into my panorama. The following is my panorama where I skip days where the comet overlaps the previous day or days.

Comet 17P/Holmes edited time lapse from 10/26/07 to 11/13/07
Comet 17P/Holmes edited time lapse from 10/26/07 to 11/13/07

This is the complete composite image:

Comet 17P/Holmes complete time lapse from 10/26/07 to 11/13/07
Comet 17P/Holmes complete time lapse from 10/26/07 to 11/13/07

Please click on these images to see the large versions. They not only give a good view of how the comet has been evolving, but also of its path across the stars of night sky. Incidentally, the bright star in the upper left of the image is Mirfak – the brightest star in the constellation Perseus.

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1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for the wonderful pictures!

    Comment by Isabel — November 17, 2007 @ 11:18 am


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