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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 6 months ago #53381 by JohnMurphy
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Spaceweather has a cool shot of what the comet looks like in comparison to Jupiter - really puts things in perspective:

www.spaceweather.com/comets/holmes/27oct...ns2a1i1unnn2a1521rh1

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16 years 6 months ago #53392 by paulevans
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Just caught Holmes in the 10x50s as the light has faded - it's brighter than Mirphak!!

We're still in between rain showers here but I'll be getting the 'scope on it shortly.

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16 years 6 months ago #53393 by Frank Ryan
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Wow. Bigger than Jupiter and getting brighter..
Some say they can see the expanding shell naked eye.
That 'cone' really does seem to be where the out gassing is occurring.

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16 years 6 months ago #53396 by paulevans
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Yes, it is obviously not point like even in the twilight sky. Took this quick snap - this is real pixels cropped down showing the DSLR view through a 210mm lens at 1750 GMT this evening

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16 years 6 months ago #53400 by wellbuttie
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Got the first opportunity to see it this evening as twilight began. Got the binos on it. Fab sight.....

Just waiting for the scope to cool now!!!

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16 years 6 months ago #53401 by wellbuttie
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Paul, your photo shows exactly how I saw it..... well done!!!!!!

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