Location of Photo:
Folsom, CA, USA
Date/Time of photo:
23:54 on Oct-24-2007
Canon A630 1 sec @ 200ASA, 7mm @ f/2.8 shot afocal with a NexStar 5i through a 25mm Plossl
Comet Holmes(17P) recently had an outburst, rising many thousands of times in apparent magnitude (to mag. ~3.0), temporarily visible above the bright star Capella, even under full-moon light pollution in the suburbs. This is a closeup photograph of this rare event.