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McNaught Visits Australia by Akira Fujii/David Malin Images

McNaught (2006 P1), the Great Comet of 2007 and the brightest in 40 years, shines in the evening sky above Chiro Observatory, Western Australia.


The Long Tail of Hyakutake byAleksandr Yuferev

The spectacular Comet Hyakutake of 1996 when it had gone far from the Earth but was closer to the Sun making its tail thinner but longer in space.

Because of its low position above horizon at the time of photography it was essential to take several shots and combine them to contrast the tail, decreasing at the same time high gradient of sky glow.

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy, at 13/01/2014, wide field by Rolando Ligustri

Lovejoy The Runner by Dr Paolo Candy


Same Lovejoy, Different Shots

1. by Enrico Colzani 2. 1. by Vicent Peris Baixauli

Comet ISON above Canary Islands by Juan Carlos Casado


Comet Photographer by P-M Heden

Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 appears in the night sky of Sweden.

With a green-glowing coma and extended tail to several degrees in this telephoto image, the comet was visible to the unaided eye from a dark location at that time.

"Latest high resolution image of the comet Lovejoy" - Dall Khirkam


Comet Lovejoy through Mörby Castle Ruins

Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 is photographed through ruins of ancient Mörby Castle in Sweden. With a green-glowing coma and tails trailing several degrees in this telephoto image, the comet was visible to the unaided eye from a dark location at that time. - P-M Heden


Comet Watch

"It was a beautiful sight in binoculars. With my children I went out that night to see comet Lovejoy. The photo shows us standing on Vikings grave-hills in Vallentuna, Sweden. At the top-middle you can also see the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) if you look carefully. As well the pale green waves of clouds in the sky which is airglow (natural emission of the Earth upper atmosphere)."- P-M Heden


Comet C/2013R1 (Lovejoy) on November 30th 2013 by Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov

ISON from La Palma, Canary Island by Juan Antonio Gonzalez Hernandez

Comet Lovejoy on 24 November 2013 by Carlos Vázquez Darias


Deep Core of ISON by Sergio Kaminsky


Detail of Comet ISON C/2012 S1 NOV 16th.2013. 5:30jst by Nobuhiko miki