Nighttime at Brier Park

Comet Holmes is at magnitude 2.8, so I thought I'd see if I could get a few shots of it. Since I don't have a proper tripod, I pulled my flash gear off my lightstand, and used it in lieu. The stand was a bit wobbly, but I mostly fixed that by using the 20-second selftimer on the camera.

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

1: It was hazy, but I'm reasonably certain that the fuzzy object on the left is comet Holmes. Since I don't have a motor drive, and this was a 25-second exposure, you can see star trails . . . which are of course 25 seconds of arc in length (18-200mm lens zoomed all the way in).

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2: The moon was just shy of full, which didn't help matters. Here's a shot of the park, to illustrate just how bright it was (20 seconds).

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3: Power lines (30 seconds)

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4: Trees and stars (30 seconds)

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5: The park (30 seconds)

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