Release Images

Release No.: 2007-27
For Release: Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 8:00pm

Old Comet Still Kicks Up Its Heels!

Comet 17P/Holmes

"I took this wide-angle shot of Holmes last night with a 55 mm lens on my Nikon D40. In binoculars I could just make out that it was extended."

Thomas Dame

Comet 17P/Holmes

"I took this wide-angle shot of Holmes last night with a 55 mm lens on my Nikon D40. In binoculars I could just make out that it was extended."

Thomas Dame

Comet 17P/Holmes

"Here are my shots of the amazing comet Holmes I took early this morning. Very easily seen, even during a full moon! With its faint yellowish color, it looked more like a supernova than a classic comet!" Canon 20D, Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS 3 sec f/2.8 ISO 1600, Shot 4:00 am October 26th Harvard, MA

Joe Zajac

Comet 17P/Holmes

"Here are my shots of the amazing comet Holmes I took early this morning. Very easily seen, even during a full moon! With its faint yellowish color, it looked more like a supernova than a classic comet!" Canon 20D, Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS 3 sec f/2.8 ISO 1600, Shot 4:00 am October 26th Harvard, MA

Joe Zajac

Comet 17P/Holmes

"Here is my image of Comet Holmes taken through the Micro Observatory last night. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I am certainly pleased. These are my first images of a comet ever taken with this little remote telescope. I'm sure classrooms around the country will be using it this weekend to take their own photos of this strange new visitor to our skies."

Muazzez Lohmiller & Frank Sienkiewicz

Comet 17P/Holmes

CfA received an international response to its call for photos. This image came from Italy. The details are in the photo captions.

Ernesto Guido & Giovanni Sostero

Comet 17P/Holmes

"Here are two images I took last night on the 48" telescope on the ridge. On the left is a relatively gentle processing to reveal the halo-like structure. On the right has been more aggressively processed to reveal jet-like stricture."

Gil Esquerdo

Comet 17P/Holmes

"I'm out at the MMT observatory and I took a picture of the comet this morning just before sunrise with my digital camera. It was a beautiful sight at dawn and I'm going to try and take some more images tonight."

John Tobin