JeffPo's Comet Page

Last update:  03/13/13

Below you will find images of some comets I've observed.  The pictures don't really do the comets justice.  I think the best view of a comet is done with the naked eye if it's a big and bright one.  After that, I think a binocular view is best.  My images aren't the best, and don't have much processing done, but are put out here in their simplest form so that I can quickly and easily share them with anyone that might be interested.

Comet PanSTARRS, taken on March 12, 2013.  Canon digital SLR camera with 80mm-200mm zoom.  Approximately 5 seconds exposure time.  Comet was low in the western, evening sky, easily seen with the naked eye.

 Comet Ikeya-ZhangThis is an image of Comet Ikeya-Zhang, taken on March 10, 2002 with an 80mm lens.

Comet Hale-Bopp with meteor trailThis is an image of Comet Hale-Bopp with a meteor to the upper left of ion tail.  This image was taken on the morning of 03/09/97 with a 50mm lens, 400asa film, and about a 2 minute exposure.  Click on the image  (or links) to see more (and better) pictures of Comet Hale-Bopp.

Comet HyakutakeThis rather light polluted shot is Comet Hyakutake.  This 50mm shot was taken on March 22, 1996.  The bright star to the upper right of the tail is Arcturus.

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