A break in the clouds on New
Year's Day at 1:20am allowed me to take some wide field shots of Comet
Machholz with my Canon Digital Rebel on a tripod. A few wispy
clouds remained and the nearly 3rd quarter moon was in the east, but the
pictures still came out! I decided to post a couple just for
the fun of it.
Comet Machholz setting in the west from my backyard on 1/1/05. Canon Digital Rebel, 1600 ISO, 70mm F/4 (112mm Effective F.L.,) 1x10sec, Post processing included level adjustment to remove light pollution and adjust color balance.
Comet Machholz, C/2004 Q2, the Pleiades and part of the Taurus constellation are visible in this wide field view taken 1/1/05. Canon 300D, 1600 ISO, 28mm F/2.8 (44.8mm Effective) and a 10 second exposure..
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