Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz

31.12.2004 16:32 UT at altitude of 28 degrees.

Imaged with a Canon EOS 20D with 200mm EF L lens and on a Meade LX200. Exposure time was two minutes at f/3.5. Camera setting were 400ISO, daylight white balance and no dark subtraction. Image enhancements used were curves, unsharp masking and made smaller for the Web. Imgae area is 6X4 degrees.

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