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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