Bright Comets sorted by Date


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Comet Linear 2000/WM1

Orion Short Tube 80 piggyback, SBIG ST-7E, 30 sec * 12

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Comet C/2006 M4 Swan

Stellarvue NightHawk 80mm, SBIG ST-7E, 5 Min * 11

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Comet C/2006 VZ13 Linear
Moving through Draco 16 arcminutes in 90 min 7/15/2007 21:45-23:15

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 1 min exp, 3 min spacing, 28 frames

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Comet 17P/Holmes 10/27/07
Taken when comet head was facing earth (near opposition)
The outer diameter is 4.5 arcminutes, aligned on comet yet stars barely moved in 90 min

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D, 10 sec exp every 30 sec, 140 frames

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Comet 17P/Holmes 11/06/07
The outer diameter has increased to 16.5 arcminutes.

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D, 20 sec exp every 1 min, 49 frames

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Comet 17P/Holmes 11/11/07
The outer diameter has increased to 19.9 arcminutes.

Stellarvue Nighthawk, Pentax K110D, 60 sec exp every 3 min, 16 frames

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Comet C/2007 N3/Lulin 02/24/2009

Stellarvue Nighthawk, Pentax K110D, 60 sec exp, 32 frames

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Comet 103P/Hartley 10/12/2010
Though rated at MAG 5 it is diverse and was hard to see in an 18 inch Dob

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 2 min exp, 56 frames

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Comet 103P/Hartley 10/12/2010
Animation of the comet's motion in the above image

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Comet C/2009 P1/Garradd 09/08/2011

Orion ST-80, SBIG ST4000XCM, 60 sec exp, 31 frames

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