Friday, November 30, 2007

Final Comet Holmes?

Comet Holmes is definitely changing in appearance. It is larger than the sun from last word, and has become a very noticeable naked eye blob in the northern sky. It had a pretty dramatic start, and it's appearance changed almost nightly. This comet has been the astronomical equivalent of a cliffhanger novel, with a surprise in store each night. At least that is how the early days of this apparition were. The comet has now evened itself out fairly well, and is remaining largely unchanged. It still remains a great target, but unless something truly exceptional happens, I don't think I will image it much more.

Oh well, maybe one more wide-field if it crosses something interesting.

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