Observations of Comet 17P/Holmes in outburst.
Comet 17P/Holmes increased in brightness over a half of million
times on 2007 October 24
( APOD 2007 October 26
). On November 1 it was still in peak of
its brightness, when I pointed at it the 25-cm telescope of my
home observatory located in the Nizhnyj Arkhys, Community of the
Special Astrophysical Observatory in Karachai-Cherkesia, Russia.
Comet 17P/Holmes identified in the frame of SAO 1-m Zeiss
all-sky TV camera on 2007 November 1.
True-color image taken with the FujiFilm F10 digital camera through
5-cm telescope-finder of 25-cm telescope.
Bright blue star located near the right edge is alpha Persei,
bottom blue star is delta Persei. Comet is a green nonstellar
object. Field size is 5x4 degree.
Images of Comet 17P/Holmes taken on 2007 November 1.66 UT
in the Cassegrain focus of the 25-cm telescope
equipped with the electronic image tube. FujiFilm F10 CCD camera
and 3 sec. exposure. Field size is 23x27'.