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17P/Holmes Sketched

17P/Holmes Sketched

I thought I should get onto this comet before I procrastinated it out of existence like I did with Comet McNaught.

The first thing I noticed when I located it was it's size and the appearance of a "shell" around the exploded ball shape. I also noticed a faint glow around the outside of the main ball-shape.

I really like this comet because of it's unique shape. I've been watching for pictures online the past few days and it's cool to see it growing and changing by the day.


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17P/Holmes Sketched
Image created: Oct 28, 2007
Image posted: Oct 28, 2007

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