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Comet Lulin  February 2009

 

 

Comet 17P/Holmes  November 2007

Holmes Finder Chart

Chart from Sky and Telescope

 

Look for comet Holmes in the constellation Perseus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day  NASA 

APOD: 2007 October 30 - Comet Holmes' Coma Expands

Chicago Tribune article:

 Comet 17P/Holmes

 

 

Comet McNaught

 

Image: McNaught comet

Comet McNaught  Jan. 19  Pucon, Chile

Check out Comet McNaught at SOHO as it passes the sun.

Info on Comet McNaught

 

Possum Observatory   Picture of comet Pojmanski

 

[Comet Halley 1759, Painting by Samuel Scott]

Halley's comet 1758

 

 

Halley's comet  1910

 

comet halley

Picture of Halley's comet taken by ESA's Giotto  satellite

I was able to see Halleys Comet in 1985/86 .

Comet Halley:  The most famous comet.

CME rips tail off Comet Encke  On April 20  2007 Comet Encke was inside the orbit of Mercury.  NASA's STEREO probe recorded a coronal mass ejection hitting the comet.

 

Comet Schwassmann - Wachmann 3

Closeup of B's breakup

Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, Fragment C, at the Ring Nebula

 

 

Web Sites

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Comet17P/Holmes

Mount Palomar movie of comet breakup

Comet Shoemaker Levy 9

Deep Impact Comet Tempel 1

Animation  A very nice model of a comet orbiting the sun.

Comets  Kids Astronomy.com

Nine Planets: Comets

SPACE.com -- Comets Posing as Asteroids Might be Source of Earth’s water

 

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I last edited this page on February 25 2009

 

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