Comet 17P/Holmes | Russell Wheeler

Russell Wheeler
Location of photo
Edmond, Oklahoma USA
Date/Time of photo
October 27, 2007 0345 UT
Meade LXD-75 8" (203mm) Schmidt-Newtonian and Meade DSI-1
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.
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