Flintstone Stargazing

November 20, 2007

What a difference two days makes…

Comet 17P/Holmes on 11/19/07

Comet 17P/Holmes continues to develop more of a “proper” tail. I haven’t been able to view it the past 2 days and it’s quite different now. I also was able to try out my new focal reducer which allows me to take a wider field of view on my images. I didn’t have to stitch this together from multiple exposures, which is nice. The super bright star in this is Alpha Persei, also known as Mirfak, which is the brightest star in the constellation Perseus.

Also, I took these two images (again using the focal reducer) of M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy and M42 – The Great Orion Nebula.

M31-The Andromeda Galaxy on 11/19/07
M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy on 11/19/07

M42-The Orion Nebula on 11-20-07
M42-The Orion Nebula on 11-20-07


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