Comet Holmes and the California Nebula
New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars: NGC 1499, Comet Designation 17P
Constellation: Perseus

Comet Holmes, which underwent an unusual peak in luminosity by the end of October 2007, started to fade in spring 2008. However, one close approach to the California Nebula marked the final highlight of comet Holmes' performance.

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