Group nubie,astronomy ole timer
- Greetings astro-friends,
First thanx to Randy M. for alerting me to this group. I 've been
doing CCD work on comets for about a year & a half now. And if it's
ever clear on a moonless night here in Colorado again, I hope to get
out and photo other comets. Check out my astrophotos at
http://starmon.com.sag.html I have a C-14 & a ST-6, but no color wheel
($800, get real). So here I go into the background until I get the
feel of this group and have something to show/tell.
here is my list of comets.
1. Hyakutake without any doubt. It was a real comet.
2. Hale-Bopp, because of it long lasting appearance as well as my
first observation of it only 3 days after the discovery and a last observation
in August 1998 from Namibia.
3 rd is quit different due to the nice and bright comets like Austin 1989, Ikeya-Zhang, Levy 1990
but I remember very good comet Williams 1998 P1 and Hartley 2 in 1991.
Luckily I could observe comet Williams only a few days after discovery from
Namibia. It was discovered only some 4 - 5 days before I travelled to Namibia so
it was a nice adition to the great southern sky.
In the early days of my comet observations I could observe Hartley 2 in August 1991 with the 1 meter telescope
from Puimichel at mag 12 - 13 as a bright comet. Only
2 months later I observed it with my 13 cm newtonian.
Btw, I have uploaded a new image from comet Juels-Holvorcem taken on 21.02.2003 to my homepage.
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