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52 min. exposure,
2011-11-19 UT 17:56, 12" SCTf-5.65 + CCD ST10XME, IR/UV Filter
11.18 mag (10"x10" Box), coma:
9', tail: 18' in PA228.4
On my images I couldn't detect any
cometary feature of unusual object 2011 UF305.
But my assumption, that the object could be a comet, was confirmed on
CBET 2960 (...if you have access to the CBAT Computer Service CS) and
C/2011 A3 (Gibbs),
a weak, but interesting comet. Jean-François
Soulier discovered a possible fragment end of March 2011 Image of February, 26 2011 (April,5 2011) Image of
April, 22 2011 (April,22 2011)
X1 (Elenin), the development of the magnitude is very weak.
On my image of February, 26 2011 the
comet is still faint (17.1 mag).
Very faint on March, 4: image(March,52011) 17.04 mag and a tail of 29" in PA296 on
March, 6 2011(March,62011) Last image of April, 2 2011 (April,
3 2011) Last image of April, 19 2011 (April,
C/2009 U3 (Hill)
is showing a nice tail (~33") in December 2009
Here you find the image of December, 17 with detailed description of astrometry and photometry. (December,24 2009) On my image of January, 26
the comet was diffuse. (January,30
2010) On my last image of February,
the comet is still diffuse and weak. (February,21
2010) Last image of March,
02 2010 the comet is still diffuse and weak. (March,62010) Last image of March,
03 2010 the comet is still diffuse and weak. (March,62010) Last image of March,
04 2010 the comet is still diffuse and weak. (March,62010) Last image of March,
07 2010 the comet's coma is 2' now . (March,142010)
C/2009 F6 (Yi-SWAN) The amateur Dae-am Yi from Yeongwol-kun, Korea found this comet on a CCD image
taken with a 90mm f/2.8 tele lens and Canon 5D camera at
March, 28 2009.
He found a 1' greenish coma on two 60 sec. images.
Independent of this Robert D. Matson from California detected some days later
the same comet on SWAN images.
On clear skies at April, 09 I had luck to take
this 73 min. image (April,
102009) Movies: 73 minutes in 13
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High quality upload (3.5MB),
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Quick Time .MOV file: high quality
This is a new image taken under very good
232009) Last image
of May, 18 2009 (May,21 2009)
C/2008 T2 (Cardinal)
is still very weak (CCD mag around 14 in a 10x10 box).
In April comet is moving Southwards through the constellation Auriga.
Here you find my last
image of April,22 with detailed description of astrometry and photometry. (April,
C/2008 S3 (Boattini)
is showing a nice tail (~33") in December 2009
Here you find the image of December, 17 with detailed description of astrometry and photometry. (December,24 2009) On my image of January, 30 2011
the tail is still visible 22" in PA86 (February,
1 2011) The comet passed its Perihelion on 2011-06.08.0. The tail is still
visible now in 8.05 AU distance : image of October, 18 2011, coma: 12", tail:
19" in PA256 (October, 18 2011)
C/2008 Q3 (Garradd)is visible
in Northern hemisphere. It has still a nice tail and a amazing coma.
Here is my last image of April, 1 2010.
3 2010) On the image
of April, 22 2010 with 3.4 hours exp.time a 11 arc minutes tail is visible.
(Lulin) is starting its morning visibility. (January, 6 2009) Tony Farkas and the team of Slooh.com are opening the great show of Comet Lulin
in the morning of December, 29 2008.
On the 2.359 meters lofty mountain Teide on the Canary Islands they took the
first color image after the comets Sun passage.
The comet has a magnitude better than 8 now, so everybody is invited to
observe it with binoculars. Michael Mattiazzo
is predicting an "edge-on" view to the comet
at its best visibility. -->
This means the comet could become brighter than expected with a several degrees
long tail at the end of February. (Flyby of the Earth: Feb.24)
Ye Quanzhi performed
a particular anylysis of the last
Observatory's image. He found at least 9 jets.
(January, 10 2009) E.Guido, G. Sostero and P. Camilleri took a very
impressive image at
January, 8.53 (January,
10 2009) Here you find an
image from February,3 2009. GIF Animation of 10
frames (1.667 KB)(February,
Gustavo Muler from the Canary Islands created this
amazing animation of comet Lulin at Febr.,21 (February, 22 2009) Two weeks after the its spectacular flyby, the
comet is showing a thin gaseous tail on my images
from March,13. (March,14 2009) The comet is still being the topfashion comet:
image of March,17. (March,19 2009) The Northern winds from Skandinavia are contantly blowing away
the mist of the last weeks.
So the lucky time for good images is still going on... (March,20 2009) This image
is taken under real clear skies too. (March,25 2009) The apparent velocity of the comet is significantly decreasing
Long term exposures are possible now. (April,13 2009) On my image of December, 18 the
comet is still showing a long tail of around 13 arc minutes. (December,242009) At February, 07
comet is still showing a long tail of around 9 arc minutes. (February,072010) Also on February,
comet is still showing a long tail of around 9 arc minutes. (February,212010) The comet has still a tail of about 15 arc minutes. magnitude:
18.53. last image from March, 11 2010 (March,
(Mc Naught) is showing a 7 min tail in PA 110°. image of May, 19 2009 (May,
21 2009) End of September 2009 the comet is still visible in very low
altitudes. image of September, 27 2009 (October,32009)
is the brightest comet in these months. It shows pretty structures in its coma. Image of September, 2 2010.
(September, 22010) Here is my image of September,
(September, 182010) Similiar shape but very weak on
January, 29 2011(February,
Comet 17P/Holmes is still smoldering its last outburst of November 2007.
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann still in outburst John Drummond of New Zealand
this image at December,25 2008
Images and analysis of Jose Pablo Navarro Pina you find
an image and analyses of
Gustavo Muler, Canary Islands of December,27 2008. Pepe Manteca from Spain took
this image under foggy conditions at
David Bender took a nice image at January,5
The comet is still showing a very interesting structure around its coma.
Image from February,19 2009 (February,
20 2009) The magnitude is decreasing to 15.9 at March,
17. Image from March,17 2009 (March,19 2009) The comet is moving only 0.04"/min at these days.
Image from March, 20 2009 . (March,27 2009) The comet is passed by the galaxy PGC 21542 at March,30
Image from March, 20 2009 . (April,
4 2009) In the days around April 20 the comet suffered a small outburst of
around 1 mag. Images of April,21 and
April,22 . (April,
25 2009) The comet is still in outburst . Last
image on February, 17 2010 (February,
20 2010) The end of the last outburst . image on
April, 7 2010 (April, 18 2010) The next outburst . image on
April, 17 2010 (April, 18 2010) image on April, 18 2010 and
trilogy of the current outburst with
1 2010) images of January,
29 and January, 30 2011 some days after an
outburst of 2 mag (February,
Comet 81P/Wildshows a beautiful curved tail with about 12 arc minutes length.Last image:
2009-12-12 The best time for taking images is after midnight. (December,
12 2009) Finally the comet came into my field of view. Last image:
9 2010) Image processing: frozen on comet and stars at
is approaching its perihelion this year.
I took this image at February,3 2009. The comet
is already showing a tail of 3'30".
Movie: high quality .avi (17,904 KB);
good quality .wmv (264 KB)
Meanwhile from our Earth perspective, the direction of the main
tail changed to the "other" side of the comet.
Image at April, 12(April,
Blinking a series of 60 images (total 180min.) of comet
116P/Wild at Febr.,15 2009, I found three
asteroids, two of them are already known, one was seemingly a new object: K09C45D
or 2009 CD45.
On Febr.,19 I could find the "new" object again on this
image of comet 116P/Wild.
I got the acknowledgement of the MPC today. (February, 23 2009) After three weeks of confusion I
could identify my new object on the following two images as 2009 BK163 and 2009
detected by Spacewatch
at January, 31 2009.
Indeed I found two different objects, not a single one.
They had a similiar position, so I could easlily mismatch them. (March,
Comet 123P/West-Hartleywith about
17 mag in December 2010 image
on December, 25 2010 (December,
27 2010) image on December, 29 2010 (December,
30 2010) image of January, 4 2011 (February,
At January, 30 2011 the comet has a tail of 30"
in PA109 (February,
6 2011) At February,08 2011 the comet has a tail of
in PA99 (February,
20 2011) The comet is passing a nebula in constellation Auriga at
March, 8 2011 (March,
is reaching its perihelion at October, 21 this year.
I took this image at September,28 2009. The comet
has a dense coma of 10" and a faint tail of 44". (October,
Comet 144P/Kushida is just
moving through the constellation Gemini and visible in the evening hours.
shows no significant tail, but a good developed coma on our images.
Last image of March,21 2009 (March,
Comet 157P/Tritton already shows a
small tail. The comet will become an interessting object in 2010.
I took this image at September,28 2009. The comet
has a dense coma of 9" and a faint tail of 13". (October,
10 2009) Here you find the image of January,
26with detailed description of astrometry and photometry. (January, 30 2010) At February, 16 2010 the tail is
pretty nice. (February,21 2010) Here you find the image of March, 6
and March, 7 2010 with detailed description of astrometry and photometry. (March, 11 2010)
Comet 240P/NEATwith about 16 mag
in December 2010 images and
animation on December, 26 2010 (December,
26 2010) last image on December, 29 2010 (December,
30 2010) Outburst on April, 6 2011 (April,
6 2011) OUTBUSRT Image of April, 8 2011(April,
9 2011) Image of April, 9 2011(April,
10 2011) Image of April, 10 2011(April,
17 2011) Image of April, 17 2011(April,
17 2011) Image of April, 19 2011(April,
21 2011) Image of April, 21 2011(April,
is showing a short tail of 18" in PA 184 at January 2011
Here you find the image of January, 16 with detailed description of astrometry and photometry. (January, 16 2011) Last image of
February, 25 2011 (February,