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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 8 months ago #53090 by michaeloconnell
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This comet is easy to spot naked eye even with the Moon and suburban skies and really bright in binoculars. It's in the same binocular FOV as Delta Persei and in my opinion the same magnitude, i.e. 3.0. It's like a nova has appeared in Perseus!

I'd agree with that mag. estimate.

BTW, good to see you back here Gordon.

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16 years 8 months ago #53091 by Keith g
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I think it may be getting a little brighter - my bet is that it's had a collision with a piece of space rock / asteriod, I think it's too far out for outgassing

Anyways, here's a wider shot from 1 hour ago for those familiar with the outline of Perseus...

Keith..

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16 years 8 months ago #53092 by Frank Ryan
Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes
Wow!
:shock:
Too easy!
I could still spot it naked eye through 2 street lights.
It's sort a yellow alright.
It's also oval or sort of elongated as Trev said.

Lets hope it go's McNaught on our asses!
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16 years 8 months ago #53093 by carlobeirnes
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I'm looking at it in C14 all i can say is wow.It looks like the Eskimo Nebula. I'm imaging it in the 80ED hope to do an LRGB don't know how much detail i'm going to get with the full Moon.

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16 years 8 months ago #53094 by paulevans
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Here's a view in clearer sky - the colour difference between Holmes and Mirphak and Delta Persei is obvious.

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16 years 8 months ago #53095 by Frank Ryan
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Right, well I was going to bed, but now I'm going out to set up the scopes.
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