17P Holmes -- naked eye challenge
- Hello all,
Like many of you, I continue to see how long Comet Holmes will remain
a naked eye object from my site.
It was faintly, fleetingly visible with the naked eye on 2:15 UT March
24 under transparent skies (mag. 6.5 stars visible). The comet
appeared as a uniform smudge approximately 1/2 degree across.
10x50 binoculars showed a dim puff that was 1 1/4 degrees across with
DC=0. It appeared a little elongated in the north-south direction.
Has anyone else seen it with the naked eye since the moon departed?