Comet 17 / P Holmes


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Taken on October 24, 2007 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain (18" f/12.6)  

Lumicon Giant Easy Guider with Focal reducer for final: F= 3366mm, f/7.1

(image scale = 0.42 arc-sec/pixel at capture)

Finger Lakes CM10 MaxCam imaging camera operated at -25C


Finger Lakes CFW1 Filter wheel

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom Scientific 4.5nm FWHM Ha filter (50mm diameter)

1 exposures of 60 seconds through Halpha filter

1 minute  total exposure time

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