Photos of Comets

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Beehive and Comet Lulin

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Mar 5 2009 - 2183 to 2209 
 
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I was broadcasting early this morning on 
http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/  and was 
again able to show the comet C/2012 ISON. 

This image is a snap shot of my 81 sec 
integration  With my MallinCam.

Mike Mccarthy
 
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Comet C2009 P1 and M71 wide angle 

14 inch f9  SCT scope






Aug 26, 2011
Brian McGaffney
Taken  from the Nutwood observatory of Comet Garradd as it
neared star cluster M71 To show detail of the comet and M71 
without the movement blur of the comet, the camera was set up to
take quick LRGB images and re position the comet backwards against
the digital frame board. Best viewing is done when saving image to
desktop, then use resident viewer.
 
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Comet Catalina

50mm shot at f/2.8 and about ISO 1250 for 20
seconds.


Ever since January 1st the Comet Catalina has been scooting 
up the side of the constellation Bootes and will be heading 
for the handle of the Big Dipper in a few weeks. It boarding 
on naked eye vis, but an easy find with binos. In my 20X80's 
it just popped. It shows up as a good sized fuzz ball, but the
tails are not distinct. The 200mm close-up shot shows it best, 
as to what you can expect. The dust tail down to the lower 
right is hinted at with averted vision, but don't hold out much 
hope for the upward pointed ion tail.

Rick Stankiewicz

 
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Comet Catalina

200mm shot at f/2.8 and about ISO 1250 for 20
seconds.

Ever since January 1st the Comet Catalina has been scooting 
up the side of the constellation Bootes and will be heading 
for the handle of the Big Dipper in a few weeks. It boarding 
on naked eye vis, but an easy find with binos. In my 20X80's 
it just popped. It shows up as a good sized fuzz ball, but the
tails are not distinct. The 200mm close-up shot shows it best, 
as to what you can expect. The dust tail down to the lower 
right is hinted at with averted vision, but don't hold out much 
hope for the upward pointed ion tail.

Rick Stankiewicz
 
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Comet Hale-Bopp
 
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Comet Hyakutake
 
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Image of Comet ISON taken 
October 12th 2013 here at the Nutwood 
Observatory. There have been quite a 
few morning that were clear over the 
last week, but fog in the higher altitudes 
here made taking close up images of the 
comet not possible. However, this morning 
at 4:30 AM it was less misty and we were 
able to take the image. 

When taken this comet was at Magnitude 10 
and moving very fast. Images were taken with 
a 14 inch Astrograph, guided and with an 
Apogee 16 M CCD camera.

Total aqusition was about 20 minutes, however, 
processing time was another story.

Brian McGaffney
 
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Comet Ikeya 1B
Canon


Tripod




Mar.16.02
Rick Stankiewicz
 
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Comet Ikeya-Zhang








Apr.18.02
 
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Comet Lulin

stack of 20 1 min exposures at 
800 ISO with a 200 mm zoom
 
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Comet Neat above Beehive 

20 min exposure using 800 ISO film






May of 2004
 
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Comet Swan in Hercules Keystone_1A
Canon


Mounted piggy-back on Meade ETX 90 scope





Rick Stankiewicz
 
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LINEAR-C-2000-WM1








Dec.6.02