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Photographer:

John Pane

Email:

holmes@pane.net

Location of Photo:

Marshall Township, PA, USA near Pittsburgh

Date/Time of photo:

2007-11-29 22:00 EST

Equipment:

Canon 40D and 200mm f/2.8L lens, Celestron CG-5 mount. Forty-two 30-second exposures at f/5, ISO 1600.

Description:

The comet is in front a rich star field, and hundreds of background stars can be seen through the coma, which had a diameter of more than one degree along its longest axis, and a width of about 50 arcminutes. The brightest star near the comet is Iota Persei.

Website:

http://holmes.johnpane.com

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