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November 26, 2007

Comet Holmes, short refractors and wider video fields

I continue to experiment with wide field possibilities with the video camera. The true fov of view of a camera such as the MallinCam Color Hyper that I use is inherently small because of the size of the CCD chip...
Posted by Greg Stone at 10:39 PM
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November 24, 2007

MallinCam FOV tests

My test equipment: 8-inch Celestron NextStar SE SCT F10 2 WO diagonal Color Hyper MallinCam MFR-3 10mm, 10mm, 5mm extensions Philips PET 1002 10.2-inch DVD player Canon Digital Rebel screen photographs at 1/6-second with image stabilized lens My target:...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:09 AM
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November 18, 2007

Comet images and an education

I've decided to create a summary of my Comet Holmes images in chronological order in this posting with the plan of adding to them here as time goes on. I'm not particularly proud of them, but they have taught me...
Posted by Greg Stone at 08:10 AM
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November 16, 2007

Mystery, awe, and a comet

Update: My apologies. Comet Holmes has gotten a lot more attention by the media than I thought. So ignore my rants about the media. The rest of this update on the status is - I believe - on target. (See...
Posted by Greg Stone at 04:49 AM
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November 08, 2007

Holmes, Mirfak, color and questions

OK - educate me. First, Comet Holmes certainly shows distinctive, straw-like, color in this 30-second shot taken last night with the Canon Digital Rebel piggybacked on the LX90 and a 75mm lens. But once I finished staring at the...
Posted by Greg Stone at 05:17 AM
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November 05, 2007

Comet Holmes -bigger and better and a bit fainter

Donna and Jim and Ben and Martha were out tonight to enjoy the continuing Holmes show. It was great anyway you looked at it. To the naked eye it now makes a new, but perfect triangle with Mirfak and Delta...
Posted by Greg Stone at 09:46 PM
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November 04, 2007

Zooming in on Holmes in the morning

Another beautiful morning, so I tried my first shots with the Canon Digital Rebel mounted on the LX90. I then combined three different views through a wide angle lens and zoom to show how the comet appears to the naked...
Posted by Greg Stone at 05:52 AM
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November 03, 2007

A thousand words indeed . . .

Here's an extraordinary photo of Comet Holmes. Spaceweather.com describes this as "one of the strangest and most beautiful photos of a comet ... ever." I sense in the editor's comment the feeling of desperation many of us who haveviewd Comet...
Posted by Greg Stone at 04:46 AM
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November 02, 2007

Comet Holmes- 2 arc minute tail - comet within comet

This morning was wonderfully clear and using the 8-inch and the MallinCam and a 12-second integration I was able to easily observe an apprent dust tail on Comet Holmes of about 2-arc minutes. made the comet look like a speeding,...
Posted by Greg Stone at 05:59 AM
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November 01, 2007

Spectacular Holmes gets some press!

I've been astounded by the performance of Comet Holmes - but almost as astounded at how little press attention this once-in-a-lifetime event is getting, so I tried to do something about it Monday by contacting the local paper. Here's an...
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  • MallinCam FOV tests

  • Comet images and an education

  • Mystery, awe, and a comet

  • Holmes, Mirfak, color and questions

  • Comet Holmes -bigger and better and a bit fainter

  • Zooming in on Holmes in the morning

  • A thousand words indeed . . .

  • Comet Holmes- 2 arc minute tail - comet within comet

  • Spectacular Holmes gets some press!
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