Comet  17P/ Holmes 
Faint comet in Perseus
September 3, 2014

 Now shining at a dim 15 - 16th magnitude, the former "Exploding Jellyfish" comet is now in its normal quiet state, but still sports a short tail. Its a good idea to keep tabs on this one, it could outburst at any time.
Short tail points to the right here Select an image size for a larger view: 1290 x 960
LInstrument - 12.5" f/5 newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 26 mins LRGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 58F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS