Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-images of the day: Hubble images Comet 17P/Holmes

"The Exploding Comet" continues to blaze across the constellation Perseus, and now the Hubble Space Telescope has captured some amazing images of it. Check out the close-up of its core in this pair of shots:

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And speaking of amazing photos of this comet, here's a composite of images put together by Astronomy Magazine Senior Editor Francis Reddy:

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Have you gone out to see it yet? The only equipment you need is your eyeballs and a sky dark enough to see the major stars of the major constellations; to see its fuzziness, all you need is a pair of binoculars - though just about any telescope will reveal much detail.

Here's a map of where to find it, and good hunting!

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