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10/31/2007

Comet Holmes: Trick or Treat?


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Comet Holmes: Trick or Treat?

Comet Holmes Continues to Baffle and Amaze Onlookers
Astronomers around the world agree. Exploding Comet 17P/Holmes is one of the strangest things they've ever seen.

Last night, astrophotographer Alan Friedman of Buffalo, NY, took a close-up picture of the comet's core. "A strong deconvolution filter followed by multiple passes of unsharp mask and gaussian blur reveals startling new structure in comet 17P/Holmes."

Here's a link to the Holmes photo gallery at SpaceWeather.com.
If you haven't seen it yet, step outside after dinner tonight, and look for a narrow triangle of stars below the (sideways) W-shaped constellation Cassiopeia, but above (and slightly to the right of) the bright star Capella - the brightest in that part of the sky. Holmes is the "star" on the left side of the base of that triangle. See Chart Below


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