Comet Holmes  P (17P)    2007-11-28

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Holmes   2007-10-29

Holmes   2007-11-01

Holmes   2007-11-18

Object data

Object type: comet
Constellation: Per
Distance: 1.68 AU  (252 Mio km)

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.

Exposure data

Date: 2007-11-28/29    17:34 UT - 18:41 UT  
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1  /  RGB 2x2
  Exposure time: L 6x4m / R 6x4m / G 6x2m / B 6x2m


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!