far more interesting than almost anyone would have imagined…
November 22, 2007
Comet 17P/Holmes burst onto the astronomy scene just three weeks ago. In that time, its captured the attention of astronomers worldwide. Brightening one million fold literally overnight, the comet has grown steadily as well. From its earliest days, Comet Holmes has proved to be far more interesting than almost anyone would have imagined.
Here are a couple of interesting pictures taken last night. Both of these were taken using my Canon Rebel XTi. The first was what I went out to capture, Comet 17P/Holmes passing by the bright star Mirfak (α Per). As you can see, the star appears within the growing expanse of the comet. Set against a background of stars in the constellation Perseus, the comet continues on its merry way. read on….