Comet Holmes and Algol The "Jellyfish" comet of 2007 On January 25th, 2008

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 The now famous "Exploding Comet of 2007" still is a naked eye object slowly drifting through the rich star fields of Perseus. The bright star at the bottom of this image is Algol, the well known eclipsing binary. The size of the comet is now staying relatively constant at about 2 x 3 degrees, and will certainly fade from naked eye visibility over the next few months.
Lens: Stellarvue SV80s at f/4.8 Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 (Piggyback on 12.5") Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 5x5m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 5/10 Outside Temperature: 30F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS