Saturday, February 2, 2008

Comet discovery confirmed within hours!

The call for observations over an international mailing list for comet specialists has led to the confirmation of the discovery within a few hours: First came a brief report, and now we already have images from a third site!

In other news an observer with dark skies managed to see comet Holmes naked-eye again tonight. Yours truly saw it as well a few hours ago, under less brilliant skies and with binoculars: an ill-defined haze of light. The comet's overall brightness is now around 4 mag.

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