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Thursday, October 25, 2007

 

Spotter Maps for Comet 17P/Holmes from Australia

This image shows the location of comet 17P/Holmes looking at 2:00 am as seen from Sydney. Similar views will be seen from other locations north of Victoria. Click on the image to enlarge it.

A printable map in PDF format can be downloaded here.

Northern hemisphere corespondents say that it is quite star like, but it does not twinkle. As of around 11am AEST this morning the comets magnitude was quite bright, around 2.0. It's brightness has probably peaked. Whether it will fade before we can see it is unknown.

This image of the comet is from Sostero and Guido, this image is from Bernd Brinkman, and this animation is from Tony Farkas.

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