Comet  C/2004 Q2 (Macholz) on 7.01.2005 near Pleiades

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Comet Machholz, formally designated C/2004 Q2, is a long-period comet discovered by Donald Machholz on August 27, 2004. It reached naked eye brightness in January 2005. Unusual for such a relatively bright comet, its perihelion was farther from the Sun than the Earth's orbit.

Optic(s): Sigma 170-500 zoom lens at 200mm /4.5
Mount: Meade LXD
Camera: Canon 300d
Dates/Times: 7.01.2005
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: 10 x 90 sec., total exp. time 15 min
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Processing: PS
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