Comets

2P/Encke

Comet 2P/Encke

4P/Faye

Comet 4P/Faye

8P/Tuttle

Comet 8P/Tuttle

9P/Tempel

17P/Holmes

Comet 17P/Holmes underwent a huge outburst of some 13-14 magnitudes (the largest ever known for a comet in only a day or two) around 2007 Oct. 24, attaining total visual mag 2.4 +/- 0.2 in the last week of October. It was only slowly declining in brightness as it moved through the constellation Perseus, well placed for northern-hemisphere observers into early 2008.

46P/Wirtanen

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

103P/Hartley

Comet 103P/Hartley

177P/Barnard

Comet 177P/Barnard

C/2001 Q4 (Neat)

Comet C/2001 Q4 (Neat)

C/2003 K4 (Linear)

Comet C/2003 K4 (Linear)

C/2003 T3 (Tabur)

Comet C/2003 T3 (Tabur)

C/2003 T4 (Linear)

Comet C/2003 T4 (Linear)

C/2004 F4 (Bradfield)

Although not very bright, this was a nice comet to observe. I first shot the comet at daybreak, before perihelium passage. Two weeks later I was in the Algarve region of Portugal and was able to photograph the comet as it passed by the Andromeda galaxy.

C/2005 K2 (Linear)

Comet C/2005 K2 (Linear)

C/2005 P3 (SWAN)

Comet C/2005 P3 (SWAN)

C/2006 L1 (Garradd)

Comet C/2006 L1 (Garradd)

C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

C/2007 N3 (Lulin)

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