Posts Categorized: Comets

Comet C/2009 F6 (Yi-SWAN) photographed at THO.

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Comet C/2009 F6 (Yi-SWAN) was photographed at Taurus Hill Observatory 25./26.4.2009 just after the sunset. The comet was visible in the northern sky before the midnight. The comet was about 9 magnitudes bright at the moment of the photographing, but due the light sky and difficult position it was only visible in the CCD -pictures. […]

C/2008 T2 (Cardinal) photographed by the Hentunen and Nissinen.

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Comet C/2008 T2 (Cardinal) is located in high elevation in the Auriga constellation. It has a brightness of 11 magnitudes so it is visible only with the large telescopes. The Taurus Hill Observatory research team photographed this very dim comet 1.4.2009. Observers: Markku Nissinen and Veli-Pekka Hentunen.

Comet C/2009 E1 (Itagaki) photographed at THO.

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Comet C/2009 E1 (Itagaki) is very difficult object to photograph due it is in very low altitude in the western sky just few moments after the sunset. The comet is also quite dim and it is visible only with the large telescopes. THO research team photographed the comet 26.3.2009. Observers: Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Markku Nissinen.

C/2007 N3 (Lulin) is bright comet in the sky.

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Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) has been getting brighter and brighter and THO research team photographed this comet 25.2.2009. At the time of photographing the comet was so bright that in good conditions it might have been possible to make naked eye observations from the comet.

Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) is brightening up.

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Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) is getting brighter and brighter. It will visible by naked eye in few weeks and it will be a nice object for all photographers. Taurus Hill Observatory research team managed to photograph this comet 17.2.2009. If You look carefully, You can see banded structured tail in the bottom section of the picture. Observers: Veli-Pekka […]