Comet C/2006 OF2 (Broughton)

The amazing 17P Holmes on 30th October 2007 during its outburst during that Autumn.

Comet C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) on 9th December 2008, 52 60 second frames. Taken on a moonlit night, the 60

This is an animation of Comet C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) moving across Lynx. There is about 10 minutes between each frame.

Discovered in 1994, Comet 144P/Kushida orbits the Sun every 7.6 years and is approaching its next perihelion on 26th January 2009 when it will be close to the Hyades in Taurus. This sequence, taken on 26th December 2008, shows the comet having just left Aries, moving into Taurus. Each frame is a 120s exposure, separated by 8 minutes. 

 

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