Friday, November 09, 2007

Comet Holmes

Its been a pretty busy week. I've been recovering from my trip to South Africa and Kim's parents and Amy have been visiting. Before leaving for SA, I remember reading about Comet Holmes and how it unexpectedly had gotten a millions times brighter quite suddenly. I made a mental note to check it but totally forgot. I was reminded today when I saw Mike's Picture of the Week.

Along with photographing the comet, I also set up my binoculars in the backyard and everyone was able to get a peek.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 500mm f/4 IS + 1.4x TC (700mm equiv.), f/5.6, 13s, ISO 3200.


Michael said...

Very nice! I had read that the comet had turned noticeably blue over the past few days, but it has been overcast here for the past week, so I haven't been able to take another look at it.

Aravind Krishnaswamy said...

Unfortunately the light pollution is pretty bad tonight. This image is with white balance set to 2800K.