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Tag Archive: comet

Feb 15 2016

Comet Catalina’s “flyby”


CatalinaHeaderComet C/2013 US10 was discovered on 31 October 2013 by the Catalina Sky Survey, an automated system aimed at searching for asteroids and comets.…

Dec 15 2015

Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina)

This past weekend (December 12-13) I headed out with some friends to a dark sky location in the Alps at almost 2000 m elevation.…

Jan 20 2015

Comet Lovejoy Again

Here’s another image of comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: I’ve got more of them on my processing backlog but I picked this one because it’s the one with the longest sub-exposures.…

Jan 06 2015

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy Approaching

Discovered in August 2014 by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy (at its fifth comet discovery), this comet is putting on a nice show.…

Jan 19 2014

The Comet Lovejoy Saga



During the last bit of 2013, comet ISON was not the only comet visible… Thank God, I’d say, because ISON turned out to be a real dud.…

Jan 01 2014

Looking back at comet ISON



Discovered in September 2012 by two Russian Astronomers (Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok) with the 40-cm reflector of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) at the Observatory of Kislovodsk (Russia), this comet soon catches the attention of the scientific community, because its perihelion is expected very close to the scorching solar surface at 0.012 AU, i.e.…

Oct 21 2010

October 2010: Comet 103/P Hartley 2


In October 2010 the periodic comet 103/P Hartley 2 put up a nice show during its most favorable comeback since its discovery back in the mid 1980s, passing at around 0.1 AU from the Earth.…

Mar 01 2009

Comet C/2007 N3 Lulin


Discovered in the summer of 2007 by some Chinese astronomers, the comet Lulin wasn’t expected to make the headlines: however, it was very well placed for observation from the northern hemisphere.…