Comet 17P Holmes | Sayan Chakraborti

Photographer
Sayan Chakraborti
Email
sayan@tifr.res.in
Location of photo
Tenerife
Date/Time of photo
1 November 2007 (02:30:37 UTC)
Equipment
Bradford Robotic Telescope, Tenerife, Celestron 14", V filter, 5sec
Description
The image, taken remotely with the Bradford Robotic Telescope, shows the Comet 17P Holmes with inner bright region, a prominent glow around it and an extended outer halo. The small point spread functions of the rest of the stars in the field demonstrate that the halo is not a seeing artifact, but a real extension.