The Naked Eye Comet: Comet 17/P Holmes

Equipment used: 6″ NERT
Olympus FE-250 8.0 Megapixel Digicam

I had a hard time imaging this comet. Ang hirap ng walang camera adapter. Anyway, it was worth it.

Comet Holmes, the first comet that I saw, is not like other comets that we are familiar with which have colorful and long tails. It looks like a star when seen with the unaided eye, and a fuzzy concentric cloud in binoculars and telescopes. In addition, its sudden outburst, changing its magnitude from 17 to 2.5 for one day, surprised many astronomers. That is very unusual for a comet. No one knows how long the comet will retain its brightness. So guys (lalo na mga Astropips)… don’t miss this opportunity! Look out for the comet in the constellation Perseus!

See the images below:

Wide Field Shot of Comet Holmes – photos 1, 2 & 3

Comet Holmes – photos 1 & 2

Currently feeling: happy


~ by Stella's Gaze on December 25, 2007.

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