COMET IMAGE GALLERY (comets 401-500)

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Comet 93P/Lovas 1 (no. 411). CCD images taken by Countdown mentor Vitali Nevski in Belarus. Left: One of Vitali's recovery images, taken July 15, 2007. Right: Image taken September 20, 2007. Both images used with permission.
Comet 93P/Lovas 1 (continued). CCD image obtained evening of October 11, 2007 by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway. (The comet is the condensed object just left of center, with a dim tail towards the lower right). Image used with permission.
Comet LONEOS C/2007 F1 (no. 412). CCD images obtained by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway. Left: image obtained (in twilight) on September 21, 2007. Right: image obtained October 9, 2007. Both images used with permission.
Comet LONEOS C/2007 F1 (continued). Image of the comet and the well-known edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4565 obtained October 8, 2007 by Michael Jaeger in Austria. Used with permission.
Comet LONEOS C/2007 F1 (continued). Left: CCD image obtained by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway on October 11, 2007. Used with permission. Right: The telescopic view, as sketched by "Countdown" mentor Martin McKenna in Northern Ireland on October 26, 2007. Used with permission.
Comet LONEOS C/2007 F1 (continued). My one sort-of decent photograph of this comet, taken on the morning of October 7, 2007. The comet was located on the eastern outskirts of the Coma star cluster (Melotte 111), which appears above the comet in this photograph.
Comet McNaught C/2007 T1 (no. 413). Left: CCD image obtained evening of October 9, 2007 (approximately one hour before I first observed it) by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway in Van Buren, Arkansas. Used with permission. Right: Close-up image obtained same night by Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero in Italy, utilizing a remote telescope in Mayhill, New Mexico. Used with permission.
Comet 17P/Holmes (no. 414). Left: CCD image taken during the early stages of the outburst, obtained on October 24, 2007 by Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero in Italy, utilizing a remote telescope in Mayhill, New Mexico. The comet is the bright starlike object (with a faint greenish halo) just above center. Used with permission. Right: CCD image of the bright inner coma, obtained on the evening of October 25, 2007 by Peter Lipscomb of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Used with permission.
Comet 17P/Holmes (continued). CCD images obtained by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway in Van Buren, Arkansas, that show the evolution of both the inner coma and the outer halo. Left: This image taken October 29, 2007 shows a bright pseudo-nucleus within the prominent inner coma (with a bright pseudo-nucleus) as well as the fainter, greenish outer coma. Right: This image obtained November 6, 2007 shows the fading of the pseudo-nucleus, the diffusing of the anti-sunward side of the inner coma, and some of the faint tail structure that has begun to appear. Both images used with permission.
Comet 17P/Holmes (continued). Two photographs I have taken during the evening of October 30, 2007. Left: Wide-field photograph; the comet is the bright object in the lower left of the triangle with Alpha Persei (above) and Delta Persei (to the right). Right: Photograph with telephoto lens.
Comet 17P/Holmes (continued). Hubble Space Telescope (Wide Field Planetary Camera 2) image of the central coma taken November 4, 2007, showing dust jets extending outward from the nucleus. Additional images and information are available at the official Hubble site. Image courtesy NASA.
Comet 17P/Holmes (continued). CCD image obtained November 28, 2007 by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway in Van Buren, Arkansas. The coma is over half a degree in diameter in this image, and shows the parabolic shape that is has recently begun exhibiting. Image used with permission.
Comet 17P/Holmes (continued). I obtained this wide-field photograph of the comet and the constellation Perseus on the evening of December 2, 2007.
Comet 17P/Holmes (continued). Left: the comet as imaged by the SECCHI Heliospheric Imager 2a instrument aboard the (STEREO) spacecraft on January 25, 2008. SECCHI data courtesy NASA, image processing provided by Alan Watson, used with permission. Right: Comet Holmes and the "California Nebula" (NGC 1499), as imaged on the evening of March 4, 2008 by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway in Van Buren, Arkansas. Used with permission.
Comet 8P/Tuttle (no. 415). Left: Telescopic sketch by "Countdown" mentor Martin McKenna in Northern Ireland on November 15, 2007. This is very similar to the appearance I saw the same night. Used with permission. Right: CCD image obtained by Countdown mentor Vitali Nevski in Belarus on November 17, 2007. Used with permission.
Comet 8P/Tuttle (continued). CCD images obtained by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway in Van Buren, Arkansas. Left: November 28, 2007. Right: December 25, 2007. Both images used with permission.
Comet 8P/Tuttle (continued). The comet and the Triangulum galaxy M33 on December 31, 2007. CCD image obtained by "Countdown" mentor Mike Holloway in Van Buren, Arkansas, and used with permission.
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