Comet Gallery

Comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy 1/10/2015 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Mark first imaged Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) in late December 2014 while on vacation in Florida and it became a naked eye object in mid-January.
Comet C2013 R1 Lovejoy 12/11/2013 C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
This naked eye comet was more impressive than the much touted Comet ISON of that year.
Comet C2012 S1 ISON 10/21/2013 C/2012 S1 (ISON)
Mark first imaged Comet ISON in late September 2013 during this comet's first perihelion passage on Thanksgiving Day.
Comet C2011 L4 Pan-STARRS 3/12/2013 C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS)
First visible locally in the glare of the setting Sun in early March 2013 during this comet's first perihelion passage.
Comet Holmes 2007 Comet 17P/Holmes
Short period comet 17P/Holmes' prominent feature was its large, spherical coma.
Comet Hale-Bopp 1997 C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
A true "Great Comet", Hale-Bopp had very prominent ion and dust tails. These images are recorded on film, commercially processed, and low-resolution scans were made.
Comet C1996 B2 Hyakutake 1996 C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
Comet Hyakutake came within 0.1 AU of Earth providing us with a view spanning a third of the sky. Breathtaking in a dark sky.

Last modified 1/29/2015