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Does comet 17P Holmes flicker?

Started by Lee_S, 11/01/2007 09:41AM
Posted 11/01/2007 09:41AM Opening Post
That comet appeared to flicker quite a bit when I observed it using handheld 10x50 binoculars from a pool chair. The cloud seemed to dim and brighten. Does that match up with your experiences? 8O

I only observed for a few minutes due to my observing partner's impatience. wink If he wasn't threatening to jump in the pool, he was trying to eat one of the lounge chairs. :S

I have several telescopes, but none are semi-APO, APO, or in anyway valuable.