Comet 17/P Holmes

Last night I was finally able to see Comet 17/P Holmes. I manged to take this image through a thin cloud cover.

Comet 17/P Holmes

I nearly missed the comet. It is located right on the left edge of the image. The comet was almost at zenith so it was very difficult to set up my camera on the tripod. The image was taken with a Canon  EOS 350D  Digital camera. Focal length was 75 mm, aperture was F/4, and shutter speed just shy of 6 seconds.

Taking images of the comet is not rocket science. If I can do it then anyone with a camera and tripod can do it too.

The comet is also a splendid view in binoculars.


One Response to Comet 17/P Holmes

  1. […] here and here for my earlier attempts to photograph the […]

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