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Huge comet outburst reported, 17P/Holmes
Elias
post Oct 24 2007, 02:11 PM
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I didnt know in which category of the forum this should be reported:

http://www.fototime.com/%7BE39A64F6-CE74-4...%7D/picture.JPG
http://perso.orange.fr/fkometes/images/com...422-9x5sz05.JPG

Comet 17p/Holmes from 15 mag to 3!! blink.gif

Already visible to naked eye!
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post Oct 28 2007, 04:51 AM
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Yeah, the moon is about as large as it gets. But thankfully it is rising ever later than the comet. 17P seems to be maintaining its brightness while slowly increasing in diameter. You've got to love surprises like this. smile.gif


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- Elias   Huge comet outburst reported   Oct 24 2007, 02:11 PM
- - jamescanvin   Thanks for the heads up. More information, inc fi...   Oct 24 2007, 02:37 PM
|- - Ames   Wow he is correct. Magnitude graph and finder char...   Oct 24 2007, 02:41 PM
|- - ugordan   Wow. What's the probability we witnessed this ...   Oct 24 2007, 02:51 PM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (ugordan @ Oct 24 2007, 10:51 AM) W...   Oct 24 2007, 03:28 PM
- - ngunn   Thanks, folks! I'll be out looking in a fe...   Oct 24 2007, 03:03 PM
- - Stu   Here's where to look folks... (position p...   Oct 24 2007, 03:40 PM
- - djellison   Thank god I got my 15x70's off my boss who ...   Oct 24 2007, 05:00 PM
- - Stu   This is the latest from the British Astronomical A...   Oct 24 2007, 05:02 PM
|- - Paolo   QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 24 2007, 07:02 PM) Of co...   Oct 24 2007, 06:55 PM
- - Marz   Zoiks! If Holmes exploded, is there going to ...   Oct 24 2007, 05:09 PM
- - akuo   Thanks guys. I'm a keen comet observer and thi...   Oct 24 2007, 06:20 PM
- - dvandorn   And my guess here is that it won't be visible ...   Oct 24 2007, 06:27 PM
- - Stu   Hey oDoug, It will be just as visible from Minnea...   Oct 24 2007, 06:42 PM
- - akuo   The comet is well placed for anyone in mid-norther...   Oct 24 2007, 07:39 PM
- - stevesliva   Spaceweather has started coverage... nice photo of...   Oct 24 2007, 08:24 PM
- - ngunn   I went out for a look about an hour ago. Slight ha...   Oct 24 2007, 08:50 PM
- - nprev   Pics, please, gentlemen, if you can...not only am ...   Oct 24 2007, 11:41 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (nprev @ Oct 25 2007, 01:41 AM) Pic...   Oct 25 2007, 08:37 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (ugordan @ Oct 25 2007, 09:37 AM) A...   Oct 25 2007, 09:17 AM
||- - ugordan   Are there any constraints about its rotational per...   Oct 25 2007, 09:23 AM
||- - ngunn   QUOTE (ugordan @ Oct 25 2007, 10:23 AM) A...   Oct 25 2007, 09:32 AM
|- - MizarKey   QUOTE (ugordan @ Oct 25 2007, 01:37 AM) V...   Oct 25 2007, 01:40 PM
- - MizarKey   I just saw it a few minutes ago...WOW! What a...   Oct 25 2007, 07:23 AM
- - ngunn   From the account here http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jd...   Oct 25 2007, 10:37 AM
- - PhilCo126   more info and pictures: http://www.aerith.net/come...   Oct 25 2007, 02:35 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Stepped outside last night at local midnight and l...   Oct 25 2007, 03:49 PM
- - Holder of the Two Leashes   Deep Impact is schedueled to fly by earth December...   Oct 25 2007, 04:25 PM
- - djellison   The chances of the mechanics working are near zero...   Oct 25 2007, 05:07 PM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 25 2007, 06:07 PM)...   Oct 25 2007, 05:42 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 25 2007, 10:42 AM) I...   Oct 26 2007, 03:37 AM
- - CosmicRocker   First of all, you guys in the UK have no monopoly ...   Oct 26 2007, 03:36 AM
- - Sunspot   Yep, horribly grey and gloomy here again.   Oct 26 2007, 02:14 PM
- - Canopus   We're usually blessed with clear skies...but u...   Oct 26 2007, 03:41 PM
- - hendric   I got a chance to see it last night. Very obvious...   Oct 26 2007, 03:44 PM
- - Toma B   I have just saw her... If weather is not too...   Oct 26 2007, 09:02 PM
- - Rob Pinnegar   I just saw it from downtown Calgary. It's easy...   Oct 27 2007, 05:49 AM
- - climber   Perfect sky ...but (too) perfect Moon. Easily visi...   Oct 27 2007, 06:46 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Yeah, the moon is about as large as it gets. But ...   Oct 28 2007, 04:51 AM
- - NMRguy   According to a short article on SpaceWeather.com, ...   Oct 28 2007, 03:33 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (NMRguy @ Oct 28 2007, 04:33 PM) ht...   Oct 28 2007, 04:27 PM
|- - NMRguy   QUOTE (ugordan @ Oct 28 2007, 05:27 PM) A...   Oct 28 2007, 08:25 PM
- - djellison   After 4 days of complete and continuous cloud cove...   Oct 28 2007, 06:01 PM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 28 2007, 07:01 PM)...   Oct 28 2007, 06:24 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 28 2007, 07:24 PM) Not h...   Oct 28 2007, 07:20 PM
- - Stu   Just poked my head outside and I can see a slightl...   Oct 28 2007, 07:57 PM
- - Sunspot   The sky has finally cleared and i've just come...   Oct 28 2007, 08:02 PM
- - Stu   ... and now it's cr**ping it down. Again. (no...   Oct 28 2007, 08:17 PM
- - nprev   Nice & clear here (finally; the damn smoke is ...   Oct 28 2007, 08:34 PM
- - ngunn   Within the last hour skies have cleared beautifull...   Oct 28 2007, 08:47 PM
- - Sunspot   The Moon is VERY bright tonight and not too far of...   Oct 28 2007, 08:47 PM
- - Stu   Yes!! Finally!!! The cloud cle...   Oct 28 2007, 10:00 PM
- - nprev   Wow!!! You got that just from a cam-to...   Oct 28 2007, 10:24 PM
- - Stu   That was the best out of 80 or so shots; the rest ...   Oct 28 2007, 10:35 PM
|- - AndyG   QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 28 2007, 10:35 PM) Setti...   Oct 29 2007, 08:12 PM
|- - ed_lomeli   On Wednesday and Thursday last week, at first glan...   Oct 29 2007, 08:41 PM
- - Del Palmer   Well, if 17P/Holmes is that Saturn-like object nea...   Oct 28 2007, 11:42 PM
- - um3k   Here's my shot of it:   Oct 29 2007, 01:55 PM
- - Pertinax   It's Monday, so what better time than now for ...   Oct 29 2007, 02:28 PM
- - Stu   Great pic um3k! Makes mine look a bit pathetic...   Oct 29 2007, 02:48 PM
- - Stu   I had a quick mess about look with Starry Night to...   Oct 29 2007, 02:54 PM
- - Stu   Spirit's view... and Oppy's view... ...   Oct 29 2007, 03:38 PM
|- - ynyralmaen   QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 29 2007, 03:38 PM) Again...   Oct 29 2007, 05:23 PM
- - djellison   They would be able to see it - without a shadow of...   Oct 29 2007, 03:49 PM
- - nprev   Please be sure to warn us if anyone employs a flas...   Oct 29 2007, 08:30 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (nprev @ Oct 29 2007, 09:30 PM) Ple...   Oct 29 2007, 08:38 PM
- - nprev   Hey, that's neat, Ed; thank you! Questi...   Oct 29 2007, 09:08 PM
|- - ed_lomeli   QUOTE (nprev @ Oct 29 2007, 02:08 PM) Hey...   Oct 30 2007, 02:45 AM
|- - alan   QUOTE (ed_lomeli @ Oct 29 2007, 09:45 PM)...   Oct 30 2007, 03:18 AM
- - ilbasso   Glorious! Had a beautiful view of it this eve...   Oct 30 2007, 02:08 AM
- - mhoward   It's huge! I had only a rough idea where t...   Oct 30 2007, 03:37 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   I've been putting it off, but it's a perfe...   Oct 30 2007, 04:56 AM
- - dvandorn   Using Ed's excellent video as my reference, it...   Oct 30 2007, 05:06 AM
|- - ed_lomeli   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Oct 29 2007, 10:06 PM) ...   Oct 30 2007, 06:36 PM
- - Stu   Just been enjoying some gorgeous views of the come...   Oct 30 2007, 05:52 AM
- - elakdawalla   Re: rover observations, Jim Bell says: "I don...   Oct 30 2007, 06:58 PM
|- - Wayne Farmer   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 30 2007, 01:58 P...   Nov 1 2007, 04:58 AM
- - Stu   So that's a "no" then...?   Oct 30 2007, 07:18 PM
|- - ugordan   Still raining here, cloudy for over a week now. Th...   Oct 30 2007, 07:25 PM
- - CAP-Team   The clouds went away, and finally after days we ha...   Oct 30 2007, 09:53 PM
- - NMRguy   The Amsterdam skies finally relented and opened up...   Oct 30 2007, 09:55 PM
- - Adam   I finally managed to see it too, found it easily a...   Oct 30 2007, 11:07 PM
- - ilbasso   oDoug, I wondered too about the collision/impact s...   Oct 31 2007, 01:06 AM
|- - dilo   Two friends made a cool picture + spectrum of the ...   Oct 31 2007, 08:30 PM
- - ngunn   I've just been out for another superb view wit...   Oct 31 2007, 09:28 PM
- - Paolo   I just saw it for the first time! From my hous...   Nov 1 2007, 01:39 AM
- - Juramike   Sweet! At midnight local time it is just visi...   Nov 1 2007, 02:41 AM
- - elakdawalla   Well, I finally saw it, it was quite easy to spot ...   Nov 1 2007, 04:11 AM
- - lyford   WOWZERS! Even in light pollution drenched San...   Nov 1 2007, 04:45 AM
- - djellison   Ulysses doesn't have any cameras. NH and Ca...   Nov 1 2007, 07:46 AM
- - jamescanvin   Isn't this a job for HiRISE? They were able to...   Nov 1 2007, 09:25 AM
- - TheChemist   Isn't this a job for earth-based telescopes an...   Nov 1 2007, 09:55 AM
- - djellison   I don't think the view from Mars would be sign...   Nov 1 2007, 10:29 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (djellison @ Nov 1 2007, 10:29 AM) ...   Nov 1 2007, 11:06 AM
- - ngunn   Couldn't resist posting this gem from SpaceWea...   Nov 1 2007, 12:29 PM
- - Paolo   I saw it again 5 minutes ago. Still visible with t...   Nov 1 2007, 06:28 PM
- - Paolo   Has anybody seen this description of Holmes in 189...   Nov 1 2007, 06:37 PM
- - Ant103   I have seen it with nude eyes and with my 130mm te...   Nov 1 2007, 06:58 PM
- - remcook   some lovely clear nights here lately and I think I...   Nov 1 2007, 08:11 PM
- - Paolo   A nice paper which includes observations of the ba...   Nov 2 2007, 09:34 AM
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