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16 years 3 months ago #53569 by michaeloconnell
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I also think it looks slightly diffuse to the naked eye Dave.

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16 years 3 months ago #53571 by paulevans
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You're right Dave, it is fuzzy to the naked eye. My wife says so!

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16 years 3 months ago #53577 by stevie
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The central nebulous region of the comet beside the nucleus is less pronounced tonight, and the coma seems more diffuse, although the nucleus itself is still bright. The strong yellow colour of a few days ago has almost gone. Overall, the outgassing seems to be dying down and I suspect the comet may start to fade soon, although I would be delighted to be proved wrong. So keep a close eye on it for a while yet.

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16 years 3 months ago #53578 by philiplardner
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Can anyone hazard a guess as to its magnitude tonight? I only got a brief look at Holmes through the 20" tonight before the clouds rolled in. The coma is definitely more diffuse and the annular shadow between the 'inner' and 'outer' coma is much less pronounced.

Phil.

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16 years 3 months ago #53579 by albertw
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You're right Dave, it is fuzzy to the naked eye. My wife says so!


Pointed it out to a couple of non observers tonight who noticed that it appeared fuzzy.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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16 years 3 months ago #53580 by wellbuttie
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At long last I managed to get a gap in the clouds to image this comet. I was too lazy to set up the CGE so attempted a few shots at prime focus using the 6inch LXD and a Canon 350d. Here is the result..... my first comet image!!!! :D


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