Comet Machholz (C2004 Q2)
Gallery and Resources
Photos and video taken from my home in Drake, Colorado:
40° 28.17' N 105° 19.824' W - 7014' Elevation
Equipment: Canon Digital Rebel, 50mm f/1.8, 18mm-55mm f/3.5, Barndoor Tracker
Processing Software: Jasc Paint Shop Pro, RegiStax, Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photo showing Geminid Meteor passing near Comet Machholz on December 14th, 2004
Sky map showing path of Comet Machholz early to mid February, 2005
Map generated with Starry Night SoftwareŽ
Comet Machholz Photos
Below are photographs of Comet Machholz which became visible in Northern Colorado in early December of 2004... Photos will be added to this page through the duration of Machholz's visit... Check back often for updates and new additions to the gallery... Most recent images are at the top of the page...
(Click on images for full size view)
Comet Machholz Video
3.13MB animation of Comet Machholz on Dec 14th, 2004
Video showing the "Curse of the Clouds".
5.7MB animation of Machholz setting on the morning of December 17th
Video of Comet Machholz setting in the west over Rocky
Mountain National Park.
Possible mild Auroral activity visible also.
5.9MB animation of Comet Machholz on Christmas evening, Dec 25th
Video showing movement of Comet between 10:30pm and 11:45pm
MST on Christmas evening 2004.
Light oddity from full Moon acting on camera lens during time-lapse.
Comet Machholz Ephemeris
New Comet Now Visible To Naked Eye
Astronomy Photo of the Day - Announcing Comet Machholz
C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) - Complete Information Resource
New Comet Brightening Daily 12.31.04 Update
The Discovery of Comet Machholz - Article by Don Machholz
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More of my astro-photos, as well as scenery photographs I have
taken, may be found at
these other sites featuring my photography:
Storm Mountain Graphics
Spacew.com - My Gallery
For information regarding use and/or licensing of photos
displayed on this page, please contact:
Darrell E. Spangler
P O Box 22
Glen Haven, CO 80532
or email here!