Comet 17P/Holmes | Russell Wheeler

Photographer
Russell Wheeler
Email
russwheeler@justice.com
Location of photo
Edmond, Oklahoma USA
Date/Time of photo
October 27, 2007 0345 UT
Equipment
Meade LXD-75 8" (203mm) Schmidt-Newtonian and Meade DSI-1
Description
This image shows Comet Holmes' coma and central condensation area. At the time, the comet was very visible to the naked-eye as a bright star-like object. I estimated its visual magnitude as 2.3.