• SLOVENSKO

    Ephemerides and orbital elements of observable comets

    Comet photographs

  • C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
  • C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)
  • 2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)
  • 2001 A2 (LINEAR)
  • 1999 S4 (LINEAR)
  • 1996 Q1 (Tabur)
  • 1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
  • 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)



  • Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

    October 25, 2006
    18h UT

    Lens: 85-mm f/2, exposure 3 minutes on Fuji 800 film.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    October 26, 2006
    18h UT

    Lens: 85-mm f/2, exposure 3 minutes on Fuji 800 film.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    October 27, 2006
    18h UT

    Lens: 85-mm f/2, exposure 23 minutes on Fuji 800 film.
    Photo: Javor Kac


    Comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)

    January 7, 2005
    19:17 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, 4 x 2.5 seconds exposure with videocamera Mintron 12V1.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    January 8, 2005
    16:53 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, 4 x 2.5 seconds exposure with videocamera Mintron 12V1.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    January 9, 2005
    17:14 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, 4 x 2.5 seconds exposure with videocamera Mintron 12V1.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    January 14, 2005
    20:46 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, 4 x 2.5 seconds exposure with videocamera Mintron 12V1.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    January 15, 2005
    17:14 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, 4 x 2.5 seconds exposure with videocamera Mintron 12V1.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    January 15, 2005
    22:15 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 6 minutes on Fuji 800 film.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    February 5, 2005
    18:09 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, 4 x 2.5 seconds exposure with videocamera Mintron 12V1.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    For more photos of comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) Please visit the MBK Team page.


    Comet C/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)

    March 30, 2002
    18:30 UT

    Lens: 50-mm f/2, exposure 15 seconds on Fuji 800.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    March 30, 2002
    19:10 UT

    Stacked 2- and 3-minute exposures made with 400-mm f/6.3 lens on Fuji 400.
    Photo: Peter Kirn and Jure Zakrajsek

    March 29, 2002
    18:30 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 15 seconds on Fuji 800.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    March 26, 2002
    18:55 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 15 seconds on Fuji 800.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    March 18, 2002
    18:25 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 15 seconds on Fuji 800.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    March 11, 2002
    18:20 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 15 seconds on Fuji 800.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    March 9, 2002
    18:10 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 13 seconds on Fuji 800.
    Photo: Javor Kac

    March 8, 2002
    18:14 UT

    Lens: 58-mm f/2, exposure 15 seconds on Fuji 800.
    The comet is marked by white lines. Note also Iridium flare on the right.
    Photo: Javor Kac


    Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    July 28 2001

    00:04 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 3 minutes on Fuji 800.

      Photo: Jure Zakrajsek
    Comet 2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    July 20 2001

    00:16 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 3 minutes on Fuji 800.

      Photo: Jure Zakrajsek and Javor Kac
    Comet 2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    July 18 2001

    00:16 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 3.5 minutes on Fuji 800.

      Photo: Jure Zakrajsek and Javor Kac
    Comet 2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    July 16 2001

    23:15 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 2.5 minutes on Fuji 800.
    The exposure had to be terminated because the clouds covered the comet.

      Photo: Javor Kac and Jure Zakrajsek
    Comet 2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    July 15 2001

    22:11 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 4 minutes on Fuji 800.

      Photo: Javor Kac and Jure Zakrajsek
    Comet 2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    July 13 2001

    23:21 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 3.5 minutes on Fuji 800.

      Photo: Javor Kac and Jure Zakrajsek
    Comet 2001 A2 (LINEAR)

    Comet C/1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 25 2000

    20:43 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 2 minutes on Fuji 800.
    Comet was photographed through clouds!
    20kBKomet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 23 2000

    21:20 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 4 minutes on Fuji 800.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 60 arcminutes wide by 60 arcminutes high.
    24kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 22 2000

    23:05 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 2 minutes on Fuji 800.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 55 arcminutes wide by 65 arcminutes high.
    18kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 21 2000

    22:10 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 2 minutes on Fuji 800.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 55 arcminutes wide by 55 arcminutes high.
    19kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 20 2000

    23:23 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 5 minutes on Kodak 400.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 70 arcminutes wide by 55 arcminutes high.
    24kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 19 2000

    21:25 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 5 minutes on Kodak 400.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 90 arcminutes wide by 65 arcminutes high.
    35kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 17 2000

    00:22 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 5 minutes on Kodak 400.
    Shot on a night with a Full Moon.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 85 arcminutes wide by 60 arcminutes high.
    52kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 16/17 2000

    A composite of three exposures with 200-mm f/4 lens on Kodak 400 at:
    23:49 UT, 3 minutes,
    0:22 UT, 5 minutes,
    0:42 UT, 2 minutes.
    The comet moved from right to left.
    16kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 10 2000

    00:49 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 8 minutes on Fuji 800.
    Image is cropped. The field of view is approximately 135 arcminutes wide by 90 arcminutes high.
    48kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    July 10 2000

    A composite of three exposures with 200-mm f/4 lens on Fuji 800 at:
    0:19 UT, 5 minutes,
    0:49 UT, 8 minutes,
    1:13 UT, 2 minutes.
    The comet moved from lower right to upper left.
    16kBComet 1999 S4 (LINEAR)

    Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    April 4 1997

    19:35 UT
    Lens: 50-mm f/1.8, exposure 18 seconds on Kodak 400.
    64kBComet 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    March 9 1997

    3:50 UT
    Lens: 58-mm f/3.5, exposure 5 minutes on Kodak 640.
    116kBComet 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    March 9 1997

    3:55 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 4 minutes on Kodak 640.
    112kBComet 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    March 9 1997

    4:25 UT
    Primary focus of 20-cm f/10 SCT, exposure 20 seconds on Kodak 640.
    20kBComet 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    February 11 1997

    3:50 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 3 minutes on Fuji 800.
    103kBComet 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    August 20 1996

    21:05 UT
    Lens: 205-mm f/4.5, exposure 5 minutes on Kodak 1600.
    22kBComet 1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

    Comet 1996 Q1 (Tabur)

    September 27 1996

    2:50 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 15 minutes on Fuji 800.
    Image was taken during total Lunar eclipse.
    45kBComet 1996 Q1 (Tabur)

    October 13 1996

    0:39 UT
    Lens: 200-mm f/4, exposure 15 minutes on Fuji 800.
    The bright star is Beta Ursae Majoris, to the left of the comet is a spiral galaxy M108.
    37kBComet 1996 Q1 (Tabur)

    Comet 1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

    March 24 1996

    20:00 UT
    Lens: 58-mm, exposure 4 minutes on Fuji 400.
    Clouds interfered the exposure.
      Photo: Davorin Zaloznik.
    43kBComet 1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

    April 6 1996

    19:30 UT
    Lens: 200-mm, exposure 6 minutes on Fuji 400.
      Photo: Davorin Zaloznik.
    31kBComet 1996 B2 (Hyakutake)


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