Comet Observations from Worth Hill Observatory

Most of my comet images are 160 sec exposures through the 50cm Newtonian with a Starlite Xpress CCD camera, representing quite small fields of view. The brighter comets which display long tails have been recorded with 28mm and 135mm camera lenses + CCD.

The Great Comets:

Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2)  (dedicated page)
Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1)  (dedicated page)
Comet Halley
Comet Bennett  My first astro photo circa 1970

Other Comet Images:

Comet 9/P Tempel
Comet C/2005 K2 (LINEAR)

Comet 29/P Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)
Comet C/2004 F4 (Bradfield)


Comet C/2003V1 (NEAT)
Comet C/2002X5 (Kudo-Fujikawa)
Comet 2/P Encke
Comet  C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)
Comet C/2001HT50 (LINEAR-NEAT)


Comet C/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)
Comet C/2002 F1 (Utsunomiya)


Comet C/1999 T1 (McNaught-Hartley)
Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)
Comet C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR) - A chance this may be a naked eye comet by December?
Comet P/2001 Q2 (Petriew) - New amateur discovery by Canadian Vance Petriew


Comet 141P/Machholz 2 - component "A"
Comet 1999 S4 Linear - this comet should brighten to mag 3 next June/July


Comet 10P/Tempel 2
Comet Linear (C/1998 M5)
Comet Williams (C/1998 P1)
Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell


Comet 103P/Hartley 2
Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle - Parent comet of the Leonid Meteor Shower
Comet Stonehouse (C/1998 H1)
Comet Linear (C/1998 U5)
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner


Comet Meunier-Dupuoy (1997 J2)
Comet Utsunomiya (1997 T1)


Comet Szczepanski (C/1996 B1)
Comet Tabur
Comet 22P/Kopff


Comet 6P/d'Arrest
Comet de Vico - Coma detail
Comet de Vico - Tail Structure


Comet Shoemaker Levy-9 - The comet that crashed into Jupiter

Comet Links:

International Comet Quarterly
BAA Comet Section
Impact Ground Zero

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