Remember Comet Holmes?
Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:51 PM
The software is very easy to use but somewhat limited in what it will do (hence the ease). Preparing the sketches beforehand with animation in mind would be wise.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:36 AM
I do indeed remember Comet Holmes. A truly unique object in the 35 years that I have been observing the sky. I also remember that Comet Tuttle was also naked eye at the same time. It was fainter than Holmes, but I don't have anytime in my notes that discusses two naked eye comets at the same time.
Here is my shot of Holmes and the California Nebula (NGC 1499). It is a 6 minutes exposure with a 135mm lens and a Hutech mod Canon XT DSLR.
Lots of fun;
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:16 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:52 PM
That's a terrific capture. Holmes went past some very interesting DSO's--like right through the alpha Perseii association.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:54 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:23 AM
This one was on Oct 26 of 2007.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:25 AM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:15 PM
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:27 PM
Ah the Alpha Perseii association field was marvelous. By this time Holmes had lost its green coma and ion tail and was just an expanding dust shell - but still largely opaque
Very nice image. Looks like a ghost from super Mario bros.