Friday, October 26, 2007

Comet 17P/Holmes

I observed Comet 17P/Holmes two nights ago, only visually. Compared to the previous night, I think it has brightened. On the 24th it was a little brighter than delta Per, which is magnitude 3.01. On the 25th it seemed brighter than gamma Per, which is magnitude 2.91, so I would say it is around 2.5-2.7.

It has a way to go before it can beat the brightest star in Perseus, Mirfak, at magnitude 1.79.