Comet Holmes  P (17P)    2007-11-18


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Holmes   2007-10-29

Holmes   2007-11-01

Holmes   2007-11-28


Object data

Object type: comet
Constellation: Per
Distance: 1.64 AU  (246 Mio km)
Notes:  

On October 24th, periodic Comet Holmes (17P) brightened dramatically:

by nearly a million times!

The comet erupted from a very dim magnitude 17 to about magnitude 2.

The bright star below Holmes is Alpha Per.
 


Exposure data

Date: 2007-11-18/19    21:24 UT  
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1
  Exposure time: L 1x4min
Notes:

very cloudy sky!


The following image was captured by Edward Barnard on 1892 Dec. 8.

The appearance of Holmes in year 1892 is very similar to the appearance in 2007!

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