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New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes

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16 years 3 months ago #54980 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes
Very nice images there Henk,
The comet has deteriorated alot over the last week, we had a look at it through the 20" and it is now a faint arc near Mirfak in Perseus, seems like its one the way out. :(

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16 years 3 months ago #55031 by ei5fk
Replied by ei5fk on topic Pollution
Looked for comet Holmes last night with binoculars and as expected it was not up to much, this was around 11-pm, at 6am this morning I had another look, this time it was excellent, not far off the best I have seen in recent weeks, why, because the moon had set, comet Holmes is excellent still when there is no light pollution
Best views Ive had of the comet were in my 8" Meade, ive not taken the 20" out this season, need help colliminating it big time, every time I try it gets worse, comet was pretty ok with the etx 90 and better with the 125, the 8" leaves is easily ahead of the 2 etx's

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16 years 3 months ago #55101 by phoenix
Replied by phoenix on topic Re: New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes
Mirphak with Holmes last night not long after midnight.


Kieran
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16 years 3 months ago #55111 by voyager
Replied by voyager on topic Re: New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes
The bow shock looks really cool in that pic!

You get the real impression of the comet plowing through a medium.

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16 years 3 months ago #55116 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Pollution

need help colliminating it big time, every time I try it gets worse,

I feel your pain Charles! :) Going through similar issues myself with the 16". Have it very nearly sorted now. The offset built into the secondary holder sent my little head spinning for a while.

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16 years 3 months ago #55121 by JohnMurphy
Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: New Naked Eye Comet - 17/P Holmes
Nice one Kieran.
Looks like its still good under good conditions.

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