Comet 17P/Holmes on November 10th
It has been quite a while since I was able to get a decent view of Comet 17P/Holmes.Actually,it has been a little more than a week.WOW,what a difference a week makes eh?.Comet 17P/Holmes has grown immense as it continues it’s journey through the cosmos and yes,it is still very bright despite reports of it getting dimmer.The halo is becoming rather diffuse as it continues to grow however,it is now also visible to the naked eye.Instead of being just a bright point of light,Comet Holmes can now be seen as a fuzzy patch in the sky using averted vision.The halo is so large that it won’t fit on my laptop screen.I actually had to use my DSLR to see the comet as a whole.Below are 2 images that I shot last night.The first is a wide field image shot with my DSLR at prime focus.It shows what seems to be comet Holmes beginning to move away from the halo(or at least that is what it appears to me).The second image was shot using a Meade DSI (deep sky imager).If you look closely,a faint tail can be seen coming from the comets core.
The images below were shot using a 10″ Meade LXD75 SN.
Image credit: Andrew
Image below was shot with a Meade DSI…