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Saturday, November 10, 2007


New Charts for Comet 17P Holmes

Comet 17P Holmes is still bright! At magnitude 2.7, it is still visible to the unaided eye, nots clearly from northern Australia, but even from Adelaide it can still be seen.

The chart on the left (click on it to enlarge it) is the comet as seen looking north at 1:30 pm ACST from Adelaide, other places will see similar views at equivalent local times (eg 1:30 pm AEST Sydney and 0:30 am AEST Brisbane).

A printable PDF spotters map is here.

The further North you live, the higher the comet will be above the horizon, with the best views in Darwin and North QLD. Go out tonight and have a look. It's amazing!

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