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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 3 months ago #54887 by Keenan
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A wee mosaic put together by aligning background stars. Individual images were at different exposures and image scales. Left to right: 26th Oct, 28th Oct, 29th Oct, 1st Nov and 3rd Nov


Truly fabulous - I love it. 8-)

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16 years 3 months ago #54948 by JohnMurphy
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Just managed to get a few minutes through the cloud this evening and I'm afraid to say that this is the end of Holmes, unless we get another outburst.
It is now just a very faint smudge around Mirfak. Even through 15x70s it was barely discernable, at first I thought it was just some cloud.
It was enjoyable while it lasted - Where its off to now depends on how much mass remains.

Clear Skies,
John Murphy
Irish Astronomical Society
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16 years 3 months ago #54954 by Frank Ryan
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Yes John, I have to agree there.
We had a brief look at it tonight at an impromptu club observing session.
Through a 12'' Dob I could clearly see Mirfak and Holmes was just a very diffuse 'cloud' just above it.
It had an elongated look to it.
I could not see any sign of a nucleus at all.
Through 10x50 binos the fuzz ball was much more discernible, naked eye I could
just make it out using averted vision.
I observed it the night before last and the difference is quite obvious.
A nice show while it lasted.
It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.

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16 years 3 months ago #54964 by Cygnus
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hello again

my contibution this time a picture made on 19 nov. just 2 JPG's
minus the black's etc.
I thouht it would be nice to put it here but i can't get my picture in this box,
so i can only give the URL of it and my web-folder
There is also this compilation like phoenix did with my everlasting moon.
although if i look at it, it looks like i made a litle mistake in its direction but im not shure, for now i leave it that way.
have to look at that more carefully

picasaweb.google.nl/H.Nieborg/Astrofotos...#5134390782641263426

picasaweb.google.nl/H.Nieborg/Astrofotos...#5135300048692663138

clear skies

Henk
LXD75 6"Newton Nikon D70

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16 years 3 months ago #54966 by JohnMurphy
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That's a beaut Henk. Could be a winner in this months photo competition, don't forget to enter it.

Clear Skies,
John Murphy
Irish Astronomical Society
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16 years 3 months ago #54972 by dmcdona
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Henk - they are both wonderful shots. The stand alone is excellent. But I think I prefer the sequence shot - puts the development of the comet into context.

As John says, I think either would be a strong contender in the competition!

Cheers
Dave

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