Well - comet Holmes is finally fading and so I took the opportunity to photograph the "faint-fuzzy" for probably the last time. I obtained the image below about an hour ago from my light polluted backyard using the 400mm and Canon 1D. The image is a sum of ten 2 minute exposures at f/6.3 and ISO 500. A negative version of the same image shows the low contrast detail better. The comet is barely visable with the naked eye from my location now and requires effort even at that. The bright star left of center in the field is the eclipsing variable Algol. Bye-Bye Holmes . . .