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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 3 months ago #54852 by michaeloconnell
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That's class Kieran!

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16 years 3 months ago #54856 by philiplardner
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That's a cool composition!

I wonder if anyone has the software to analyse the positions of the comet and generate a set of orbital elements from them? It would be fun to see how closely it matches the published elements!

Phil.

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16 years 3 months ago #54857 by philiplardner
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This may be my last look at Holmes as the forecast for the next five days is not good.
It if continues to become more transparent, it will then bring the challenge of attempting to sketch almost nothing in the dark night sky.


I got a brief look at it in the 8.75" a couple of nights ago and it had expanded and faded noticably alright, but still quite bright overall. Your sketch is very much what I saw at 33x - definite elongation of the inner coma. If you want to use the 20" before it fades from view (and gets too big to fit in the field of view!) then give me a bell the next clear evening you're free.

Philip.

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16 years 3 months ago #54865 by Seanie_Morris
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Nice job Kieran, shows the increase of size nicely. And in such a short space of time... wow.

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16 years 3 months ago #54878 by Frank Ryan
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:D
Wonderful job Kieran!
Really gives you a sense of how dramatic this event is.

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16 years 3 months ago #54882 by dave_lillis
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A class image Kieran !

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