Comet Holmes 17P

Comet Holmes was discovered in 1892 and was very faint in an orbit between Mars and Jupiter. In late October of 2007, the comet suddenly brightened to 2nd magnitude. When this image was taken, on October 30, the comet had not yet developed a tail. To make this image, 90 second exposures were taken through red, green, and blue filters. 


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