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Nick James

It’s cloudy here tonight but I’m getting some images from the Alnitak telescope in Spain. This outburst is different to the others and David is right that this does look like a mini 17P/Holmes. I’m assuming the faint larger disk is the gas coma which expands quickly and the bright inner disk is the slower moving dust but don’t quote me on that.

It would be an interesting object to try spectroscopy on while it is currently bright…