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Comet Holmes Over Hungary

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#104907 by @ 06.12.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
Comet Holmes Over Hungary

Comet Holmes refuses to fade.

unusual comet that surprisingly brightened nearly a
million-fold in late October continues to
remain visible
to the unaided eye from dark locations.

Night to night,
Comet 17P/Holmes
is slowly gliding through the
constellation Perseus,
remaining visible to northern observers during much of the night right from sunset.

Pictured above,
Comet Holmes was captured from
Hungary last week.

The remarkable snowball continues to retain a
huge coma, but now shows very little of a

To the far right is the
open cluster of stars
NGC 1245.

How much longer
Comet Holmes will remain visible
to the unaided eye is unknown.

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#104910 by @ 06.12.2007 08:19 - nach oben -
hemmer dä nöd erst grad mol gha?