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17P/Holmes

17P/Holmes is a periodic comet in our solar system discovered by the British amateur astronomer Edwin Holmes on November 6, 1892. In late October 2007 the comet brightened significantly, by nearly a million times, from magnitude 17 to magnitude 2.8 over a few hours. (Wikipedia)

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Filename:071031-holmes.jpg
Album name:Ian / Comets
Rating (4 votes):11111
Link-words:Comet
Image date, time and location:31 October 2007, 22:00 Sidcup
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:300mm SLR Lens
Camera and filters used:Artemis 285, IR block only
Processing applied:Stacked and histogram adjusted in MaximDL
Filesize:9095 Bytes
Date added:Nov 01, 2007
Dimensions:885 x 625 pixels
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