Flintstone Stargazing

October 31, 2007

Comet 17P/Holmes on Halloween 2007

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Comets, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 10:53 pm

Comet 17P/Holmes on Halloween 2007

Here’s Comet 17P/Holmes as it appears on Halloween. This image is a 330s stacked image. The comet is continuing to enlarge. At this rate by some time late next week I won’t be able to capture the entire thing in one frame on my camera and I will have to patch together and image from multiple frames.

Please try to take a look at this since it’s still visible to the naked eye at night and should be for a while. It’s starting to be obviously fuzzy even without binoculars.


1 Comment »

  1. Ed, I can pick it up easily w/o my binocs. I am looking forward to seeing how it looks a week from now!

    Comment by pollyann — November 1, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

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