Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q4) near the Pleiades (M45)

Lens: Zeiss 180 mm f/2.8 @f/4
Camera: Canon 300D (Hutech modified)
Mount: Losmandy GM-8
Exposures:  3 @ 3 min.
Settings:  Raw mode; ISO 800
Date: 1/6/05
Start Time: 10:45 PM CDT

Images were aligned and combined (Average) in ImagesPlus. The composite was adjusted (Levels, Curves, Color Balance, slight cropping) in Photoshop CS.

Shot from my yard in southeastern Minnesota. Temperature: -2F

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