Old Comet 17P Holmes brightens a millionfold to Mag 2

An old Comet, 17P Holmes, suddenly brightened a millionfold into a 2nd Magnitude naked eye visible comet within the past two days.

I took the photo with a digital camera attached to my telescope. It looks red because I shot it on through smoky atmosphere, from the fires…

The comet is in Perseus and appears greenish to the naked eye. It does not have a tail at this time.

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~ by matthewota on October 26, 2007.

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