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Image of comet 17P/Holmes taken from St. John's, Newfoundland.
Photographed by Chris Stevenson 2007 11 01


This shot was taken at St. John's, Newfoundland on November 1, 2007,  in the crisp, cold quietude 2-3:30am, from our East End backyard, a few hours after the Hallowe'en kiddies packed it in and the clouds moved off. Canon EOS 350D (unmodified) at ISO1600, Registax-combined exposures taken through an equatorially- tracking 8" LX200 after careful focusing on the Pleiades, "The Gimp" -adjusted levels.  Sum of eight 8 sec exposures.

17P_Holmes: sum of 8 8-second exposures (~2:30am NST).
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