Comets

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Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy in Corona Borealis (Mag 5), 9 minute exposure at iso800, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. December 2013
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Cassiopeia (Mag 7.3), 10 minute exposure at iso800, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 2013
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Cassiopeia (Mag 7), 10 minute exposure at iso800, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 2013
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Andromeda (Mag 4.8) with Spiral Galaxy M31, 140 second exposures at iso1600, unguided Canon 550D DSLR. April 2013
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Andromeda (Mag 4.5), 100 second exposures at iso1600, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 2013
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Pisces, Sum of three 1 second exposures at iso1600, Canon 550D DSLR. March 2013
Comet 2009 P1 Garradd, Ursa Major, about magnitude 7 - note the comet has two tails. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 15 minute exposure. March 2012.
Comet 2009 P1 Garradd, Hercules, Mag 7, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. September 2011
Comet 2009 P1 Garradd, Hercules, Magnitude ~ 7 - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 15 minute exposure, September 2010
Comet 103P Hartley (about mag 7.5) in Cassiopeia. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 10 minute exposure summed on the comet. October 2010
Comet C/2009 R1 McNaught, Approx Magnitude 6 in Perseus, Canon 550D EOS camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Five minute exposure summed on comet, June 2010
Comet 81P Wild in Virgo, Approximate Magnitude ~ 9 - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 6 minute exposure summed on comet, Apr 2010
C/2006 W3 Christensen, Sagitta, Mag~8
- 10" Meade LX200 SCT 4, Starlight Xpress MX9 CCD. 5 minute exposure summed on comet. August 2009
Comet C/2007 N3 Lulin in Virgo, Approximate Magnitude 6. Canon 450D EOS camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Average of ten one minute exposures. Feb 2009. More on Comet Lulin here
Comet 144P Kushida (Approx Mag 9), Taurus, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-M9 CCD. Multiple exposures: Effective integration time 10 minutes. Jan 2009
Comet 8P/Tuttle (Approx mag6) in Pisces. Sum of ten x 30s exposures. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Jan 2008
Comet 17P/Holmes (Approx mag2.5) in Perseus. Average of ten x 30s exposures. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. October 2007
Comet C/2006 M4 Swann (Approx mag4) in Corona Borealis. Montage of images, each a sum of 5 to 8 one minute exposures. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. October 2006
Comet m4 Swan - in Corona Borealis at Mag 4, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 8 x 60 second images summed on Comet. October 2006
Comet 4P Faye (Mag 10) in Cetus. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Sum of 8 one minute images. October 2006
Comet 177P/Barnard - in Draco at Mag 11, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 10 x 60 second images summed on Comet. September 2006
Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann -fragment B - in Corona Borealis at Mag 7.9, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 10 x 30 second images summed on Comet. April 2006
Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann -fragment C - in Corona Borealis at Mag 8.5, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 9 x 30 second images summed on Comet. April 2006
Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann -fragment G (showing at least 3 pieces of the comet) - in Corona Borealis at Mag 12, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 10 x 30 second images. April 2006
Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann -fragment C - in Corona Borealis at Mag 8.8, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 7 x 30 second images summed on Comet. April 2006
Comet/2002 Q2 Machholz in Ursa Major at Mag 9.4, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 6 x 60 second images summed on Comet. May 2005
Comet/2002 Q2 Machholz in Aries at Mag 4.1 - showing detail in the tail, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 10 x 60 second images summed on Comet. Jan 2005
Comet/2002 Q2 Machholz in Aries at Mag 4.1, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 10 x 60 second images summed on Comet. Jan 2005
Comet 2001 Q4 NEAT in Cancer at Mag 2.0., 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 8 x 30 second images summed on Comet. May 2004
Comet 2002 T7 Linear, in Pisces, Magnitude 7.8, 10" LX200, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Sum of 11 x 1 minute exposures. Jan 2004
Comet Ikeya-Zhang. Wide field view ( 1 x 1.5 degrees), 200mm f3.5 lens, guided by 10" LX200, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. May 2002. Sum of ten 1 minute exposures. Note 6th mag star to the right of the comet nucleus in the tail. More Pictures of Comet Ikeya-Zhang here
Comet Ikeya-Zhang, Mag 5, in Draco, 10" LX200, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Sum of ten 1 minute exposures. May 2002.
Tail of Comet Ikeya-Zhang, Mag 5, in Draco,10" LX200, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. May 2002. Sum of ten 30 second exposures.
Tail of Comet Ikeya-Zhang, Mag 5, in Draco,10" LX200, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. May 2002. Sum of five 1 minute exposures. Note 6th mag star in the tail and the clear bifurcation of the tail. Follows on from picture above
Comet Ikeya-Zhang, Mag 3.5 in Andromeda, 10" LX200 at f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Two 30 second exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 1 minute. 29th March 2002.
Comet WM1 Linear - Mag 7.5, in Perseus. 10" LX200 at f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 1 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 5 minutes. 14th November 2001.
Comet WM1 Linear - Mag 8.5, in Perseus. 10" LX200 at f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 1 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 8 minutes. 11th November 2001.
Comet A2 Linear - Mag 6.5, in Pegasus. 10" LX200 at f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 1 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 10 minutes. July 2001.
Comet A2 Linear - Mag 6.8, in Vulpecula. 10" LX200 at f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 1 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 15 minutes. July 2001.
Comet A2 Linear - Mag 6.8, in Vulpecula. 10" LX200 at f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 1 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 15 minutes. July 2001. Processed with Kirsch filter shows the dust shells around the nucleus.
Comet A2 Linear - Mag 6.8, in Vulpecula. 200mm f3.5 lens guided by10" LX200, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 3 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 12 minutes. Field of View 1'x1.5'. July 2001.
com mcnaught-hartley.gif (82182 bytes) Comet 1999 T1 McNaught-Hartley - Mag 10, in Virgo. 10" LX200 at f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple 3 minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 15 minutes. April 2001.
Comet 1999 S4 Linear, Mag about 6.5, July 14th 2000, in Camelopardarlis, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4.2, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD.  10 x 30 second exposures summed on the comet nucleus. Another pic here on 20th July.
comet1999s4linear.gif (63504 bytes) Comet 1999 S4 linear, in Perseus. Taken when Mag 14. Note tail to the right. This comet is predicted to be naked eye visibility in July 2000. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 12 minutes - summed on the comet (hence stars are rows of dots)
cometlee.gif (37411 bytes) Comet Lee - Mag 8, in Camelopardarlis. 10" LX200 at f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple one minute exposures summed on the comet : effective exposure 10 minutes.
jager.gif (47779 bytes) Comet P/1998 U3 Jager. Magnitude about 10.5, on borders of Auriga and Gemini. 10" Meade LX200 f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Single three minute exposure. February 1999.
m5linear.gif (41658 bytes) Comet M5 Linear. Magnitude about 9.6, in Gemini. 6" Carl Zeiss f15 Coude refractor, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple exposures summed on comet: Effective integration time 5 minutes. March 1999.
ttut65m.gif (24080 bytes) Comet Temple-Tuttle. January 1998.
10" Orion Optics GX250 Newtonian f4.8, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple exposures, summed on comet : Effective integration time 6.5 minutes.
meundup.gif (11052 bytes) Comet 1997 J2 Meunier-Dupouy. August 1998.
10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Multiple exposures, summed on comet : Effective integration time 8 minutes.
com_g-z.gif (147238 bytes) Comet Giacobini-Zinner at October 1998. 10" LX200 at f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Sum of 8 frames, each 1 minute exposure, summed on the comet.
hb1a.jpg (9192 bytes) Comet Hale Bopp, 1997, 200mm lens, 35mm camera, asa800 film, 3 minute exposure.


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