Comet Holmes | Greg Cranwell

Photographer
Greg Cranwell
Email
azpaleo@cox.net
Location of photo
Tucson, Arizona
Date/Time of photo
10/28/07
Equipment
Meade LXD 75 10" Schmidt Newtonian with Canon 1DS Mark II and Televue Powrmate 4x barlow
Description
I believe this is a possible breakup of Comet Holmes. This is a photo wich seems to show more than one come in the central region of Comet Holmes (two main bright pieces and one smaller). My guess is that if this is the photo of a comet breakup, that might explain why the comet got so bright "unexplainebly" and then started to dim tonight. On October 26, 2007 at about 8:00 PM PST my exposure was 15 seconds at f/4 and 200 ISO and one bright single coma. Tonight (October 28) at the same time with darker skies (no moon) my exposure was 45 seconds at ISO 800 !!! No clouds and no moon, but 2 bright centers and a dimmer one all within the center region.