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Comet 17P/Holmes

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This image © Copyright 2007, Michael Fulbright

This image was taken from my backyard (approximately mag 4.5). I wanted to see if I could pull out the blue tail so I focused on taking frames with the Blue filter. I processed this image more heavily than I am normally comfortable with because the tail was so difficult to see. In the core I used Photoshop to layer a less heavily processed version of the data to show the inner core detail. Without the overlay the core of the comet would be completely white and washed out.

Acquisition Details:
Date: 11/06/2007
Exposure: L: 45 x 20 seconds, R: 23 x 30 seconds, G: 26 x 30 seconds, B: 102 x 30 seconds
Telescope: Canon 200mm f/2.8 lens
Mount: Sirius EQ-G
Camera: Starlight Xpress SXV-H9