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Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Comet 17P/Holmes, will I ever see you?

Got up at 3:30 am this morning. The sky was clear except for a band of cloud, you guessed it, right where Holmes would have been. Comet Loneos was hiding behind a cloud yesterday, and today the entire horizon was clouded out. sighs expressively.

Have some nice pictures instead. Here, here and here. Don't forget SpaceWeather and IceInSpace as well for great images.

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Wow - it is very easy to see here from Northern California as soon as it gets dark (and it's not cloudy like the past couple of nights!). I don't mean to make you feel bad, but you guys down there got an awesome view of comet McNaught earlier in the year!


Yeah, after McNaught it would be a bit churlish to complain, but hey, we can hope can't we.
hey there,i had some cloud problems here in Ireland but i just saw the sommet through some top class binoculars and i was in awe. Exactly like a cotton ball in the sky. fantastic! its at about 70-80 degreees up for me, nearly broke me neck in the garden. he he.
Does anyone know a good website to get the azimuth/elevation data for the comet given a latitude?
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