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3towers Observatory Comet Images

 

All images are oriented with the North at the top and the West to the right.

 

Comet Official Designation 3towers Observatory Images Comments
Comet Brewington 154/P

Comet Brewington November 25, 2013

Comet Brewington December 6, 2013

November 25, 2013.

 

 

 

December 6, 2013

Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 Catalina C/2013 US10 November 29, 2015 at altitude 11 degrees in southeast. Shot through a creosote bush next to the observatory. Seventeen day 19 hour old Moon in the sky near overhead.
Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 Comet Catalina on the morning of December 4, 2015 December 4, 2015 at altitude 16 degrees. Shot through a creosote bush next to the observatory. Slightly past last quarter Moon in the sky.
Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 Comet Catalina on the morning of December 14, 2015 December 14, 2015
Comet Encke 2P/Encke Comet Enckle The comet was imaged as astronomical twilight was starting. It was at an altitude of 8 degrees.
Comet Garradd C/2009 P1 Garradd Comet Garradd The comet was far North near the 3 radio towers which cast a red glow on the image.
Comet Giacobini-Zinner 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Comet Giacobini-Zimmer

Image obtained at The 3towers Observatory 15 November 1998 ~ 05:30UT.

Comet Giacobinni Zimmer

Image obtained at The Grasslands Observatory on 17 November 1998 ~ 03:00UT.

Comet Holmes 17/P Holmes

Comet Holmes


Wide angle image taken on Wednesday October 24, 2007 at 9:00 pm local time.  15 mm f/4 lens on a Nikon D100  camera with a 10 second exposure at ISO 800. 

Cassiopeia is the upside down chair above and left of center. The green fuzz ball in the upper right corner is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the nearly full Moon causes an unwelcome glow coming from the upper right hand corner. Perseus is just below center, and the comet is circled. Note the Pleiades near the lower right hand corner. Two radio towers are partially seen in the lower left hand corner.
Comet Holmes 17/P Holmes

Comet Holmes 135 mm lens image

Taken on Wednesday evening October 24, 2007 at 9:15 pm local time.

Ten second exposure with a 135 mm f/3.5 lens on a Nikon D100 camera at ISO 800. The numbers next to the bright stars represent their Mag (v) as listed in MegaStar 5.0. 
Comet Holmes 17/P Holmes

Comet Holmes November 3, 2007

November 3, 2007.

Ten second exposure with a 135 mm f/3.5 lens on a Nikon D100 camera at ISO 800. The numbers next to the bright stars represent their Mag (v) as listed in MegaStar 5.0. 
Comet Holmes 17/P

Comet Holmes November 19, 2007


November 19, 2007.

Ten second exposure with a 135 mm f/3.5 lens on a Nikon D100 camera at ISO 800.
Comet Ikeya-Zhang C/2002 C1

Comet Ikey-Zhang

5 March 2002 at 3:00 hrs UT.

 

This image is a composite of 30-second red (R), 30-second green (V), and 50-second blue (B) exposures added together to make a tri-color CCD image. It was obtained with a 12-inch LX 200 telescope and an Apogee AP7 CCD camera with an Isis FW 1 filter wheel.
Comet Ikeya-Zhang C/2002 C1

18 March 2002 at 3:00 hrs UT

This image is a composite of 30-sec red (R), 30-second green (V), 60-second blue (B), and 60-second clear (CL) exposures added together to make a tri-color CCD image. It was obtained with a 12-inch LX 200 telescope and an Apogee AP7 CCD camera with an Isis FW 1 filter wheel.
       

Comet ISON

C/2012 S1

Comets ISON (C/2012 S1), Linear (2012 X1), Lovejoy (C/2013 R1), and Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

 

       
Comet Jacques on the morning of July 30, 2014 C/2014 E2 Comet Jacques  
Comet Jacques on the morning of August 6, 2014 C/2014 E2 Comet Jacques August 6, 2014  
Comet Jacques on the evening of October 14, 2014 C/2014 E2 Comet Jacques  
Comet Jacques on the evening of August 3, 2015 C/2015 F4

Comet Jacques on the evening of August 3, 2015

Animated GIF image

 
Comet Jager P/1998 U3

Comet Jager


Image obtained at the 3towers Observatory 14 November 1998 ~ 07:00UT.

 
Comet Juels-Holvorcem C/2002 Y1

Comet Juels-Holvorcem


Image obtained at the 3towers Observatory 31 December 02 ~12:45 UT. The comet is the faint ~ 15th magnitude greenish disk just below the two stars near the middle of the image.

An animated GIF image of the Comet was also made. It consists of eight 60-second exposures through a clear filter added together in a GIF animation: Animated Image of Comet Juels-Holvorcem

This image is a composite of one 60-second red (R), one 60-second green (V), one 90-second blue (B), and eight 60-second clear (CL) exposures added together to make a tri-color CCD image. It was obtained with a 12-inch LX 200 telescope and an Apogee AP7 CCD camera with an Isis FW 1 filter wheel. The small galaxy on the left is NGC5190.