Tonight, I found a message by my mum on my mailbox - she was quite excited and told me that I should absolutely have a look at this new comet, I probably would have heard about it, and that it was such a great view, so well visible now, have a look at the constellation of Perseus...
Comet Holmes, not in my skylight,
but photographed at 0800 UT on
October 30, 2007 at Costa Mesa,
California - via Wikipedia.Now, the net has been full of reports about comet Holmes these last days. However, I hadn't really taken note of it - but tonight, the sky above Frankfurt was clear, just a bit misty, bright stars and constellations are clearly visible, and Perseus was close to the zenith - so I looked out of the skylight, and there was comet Holmes: A grey blob to the naked eye, and a quite impressive grey blob in Sabine's grandfather's old binoculars! There is no tail yet, but the blob has some structure, and the comet is bigger than Halley at it's return in 1985/86.
You can find the comet roughly halfway between the bright star Capella in the northern sky and the W of Cassiopeia - have a look at the sky map from heavens above, for example. It's impressive!