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Comet Hale Bopp

Comets

Secrets of High-Power Comet Observing

Although large, bright comets are infrequent visitors to our skies, faint comets appear on a regular basis. Here are some observing hints that will make your comet-watching more enjoyable.

Comets

How to Estimate a Comet's Brightness

Comets are notorious for not following predictions, but even judging the magnitude of a bright comet that's right in front of you is not straightforward.

Comet Sherrod

Celestial Objects to Observe

How to Report a Comet Discovery

So you think you’ve found a comet? Here are some steps to follow in verifying your find.

Comets

How Yuji Hyakutake Found His Comet

Ever wonder how somebody actually finds a comet, and what happens when he does? Here's one astronomer's story.

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