New Year Comets from LAC, Belgium


Jean-Luc Dighaye




Instruments: T450, 85/1.2 lens, 200/2.8 lens, 520/2.7 astrograph Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII

46/P Wirtanen left of PGC 71773; nearby Uranus, Umbriel (below) and Titania (above)
T450, 01.01.2008
17:35, 4x 4s, ISO400, FOV 4' (Uranus)
17:55, 4x 30s & 6x 20s, ISO3200, FOV 25' (Wirtanen)




8P/Tuttle racing between Triangulum and Aries
T450, 01.01.2008, 18:15, 4x 30s, ISO3200, FOV 47'




M31 & M33 galaxies, Comet 8P/Tuttle
85mm, 01.01.2008, 19:27, 120s, 2.8, ISO400, 26




Comet 17P/Holmes, Perseus
85mm, 01.01.2008, 19:47, 120s, 1.2, ISO400, 22




Comet 17P/Holmes, M34 cluster
200mm, 02.01.2008, 18:25, Deep-Sky, 7x60s, 2.8, ISO1600, 8




NGC1499 nebula, Comet 17P/Holmes (enhanced contrast)
85mm, 02.01.2008, 18:49, 5x60s, 2.2, ISO640, 23




Comet 8P/Tuttle (notice the tail)
520mm, 02.01.2008, 20:01, Neodyme filter, 12x60s, ISO1600, 2




Comet 17P/Holmes
520mm, 02.01.2008, 20:41, Neodyme filter, 6x120s, ISO800, 3








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