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Photographer:

Doug Zubenel

Email:

nzubenel@kc.rr.com

Location of Photo:

Linn Co., Kansas, USA.

Date/Time of photo:

Feb. 29, 2008, 8:22 pm, CST

Equipment:

Canon Rebel XTi with a 135mm Nikkor lens @ f/2.8 - 4, and a 4 minute exposure at ISO 800. Editing done in Canon Zoombrowzer with additional digital darkroom by Sean Walker.

Description:

I had seen a couple of amazing images of 17P/Holmes approaching NGC 1499 elsewhere on the web, and went out the first available clear night to capture the action. On the evenings of march 7th and 8th, comet 17P/Holmes will pass just "offshore" of "San Francisco!"

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