Comet Holmes loses its tail November 11, 2007Posted by dorigo in astronomy, news, personal, science.
In the picture below (whose origin is unfortunately unknown to me) you can clearly see the disconnection from the coma of the faint tail that 17P/Holmes had developed last week.
I was amazed to be able of actually seeing the tail from downtown Venice (the terrace atop my apartment) with 25×100 binoculars. But I did not see the disconnection! The tail was quite faint and I could only detect it with averted vision and by moving the field of view around…