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All night Comet Holmes visits Mirfak - should be closest around 11/20/07 | by edhiker
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All night Comet Holmes visits Mirfak - should be closest around 11/20/07

This is a full frame jpg ride-along to a series of RAWs - will do more to this capture when I have time. Note light clouds in lower right. Low clouds covered some of Los Angeles light pollution, just under my level of 2200'.

 

Why did Comet Holmes brighten by a factor of a million - the puzzle is discussed at

www.skyandtelescope.com/news/11372856.html

 

Map (with dates) of area around comet and Mirfak is at : media.skyandtelescope.com/images/Holmes_findr_640px.jpg

 

About the star Mirfak - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%ce%91_Persei

MIRFAK (Alpha Persei). Perseus, the ancient hero who rescued Andromeda.

 

Telescope setup is at www.flickr.com/photos/edhiker/35109522/

 

Comet_Holmes_CRW_9584jpg_C ..... Friday, November 16, 2007 10:58 PM

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