.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Sunday, November 04, 2007


I Spy Comet LONEOS at Last (and 17P/Holmes update)

I finally got to see Comet LONEOS last night and tonight, in between slabs of cloud. I found it very difficult to see, even in 10x50's, as a faint fuzzy dot. Other observers have seen it quite clearly, with a short tail, but I have to compete with cloud haze and street lights, so it's not surprising that I'm not getting as good a result.

Tomorrow night (Monday, Nov 5), the comet will be just off Antares, and should be a very nice sight.

Comet Holmes is still bright (and we southern hemisphere types still have to get up at 3:00 am in the morning to see it, see this map). There are some nice Australian shots in the Ice in Space forum. Some great images are coming out of the northern hemisphere too. This is probably the most amazing one. This one is pretty good too. A nice black and white shot here, and scroll down for some nice images here.

Labels: ,

I have taken a few timelapse movies of the comet over the past few days and am out every night that i can until its not visible anymore. its easy to get photos of this one.

check then out here:

glad to meet your blog
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?