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Photographer:

Gavin Khoo

Email:

gavinkhoo@hotmail.com

Location of Photo:

Singapore city centre, Singapore.

Date/Time of photo:

30 October 2007 1514UTC

Equipment:

Taken through a Meade LX-90 8" SCT at prime focus (focal length 2000mm, f/10), with a Canon EOS350D dSLR at ISO 400, 30 seconds.

Description:

Comet Holmes imaged from the city centre of Singapore where it is a naked eye object. Single frame. At least 3 sections of the comet are visible: the bright point of the off-centred nucleus surrounded by the coma, and then the outer halo. Estimated brightness at mag 2.5 by comparison with surrounding stars, diameter about 6 arcminutes, appears greyish with no other color visible.

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