Thursday, January 31, 2008
Comet Holmes in STEREO
Comet Holmes is currently in the field of view of the H2A camera of STEREO (see the animation I made above, hat tip to Comet Al) . Amazingly Comet Holmes can still be seen all this time after the original outburst. Here is a lovely image by Rainer Kracht. Here is a local chart for Southern Hemisphere viewers (binoculars only, and best chance of seeing it is north of Canberra.)
Oh, thanks for listing my blog site amongst your exsulted few.
Kind regards, Cometal.
But yes, the dust cloud appears quite vividly in the imager.
I should have listed your blog months ago, but I got caught up in things (and I should have answered your eamil months ago too). Anyway, hopefully this year I will be more responsive.