Comet observations

Until today I've had the opportunity to observe and image 40 different comets.
The table below lists the individual observations of each of those comets.

Number of comets observed visually: 26
Number of visual observations: 129

Number of comets imaged: 24
Number of ccd observations: 49

Comet observations
date designation Type Magnitude Coma (arcmin) Condensation Instrument Aperture Power
23 Mar 2019C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)CCD15.00.33Ritchey-Chretien51.0 cm60x
17 Mar 2019C/2018 W2 (Africano)CCD16.20.24Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
11 Mar 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual9.68.02Newtonian30.0 cm64x
27 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual8.310.02Newtonian13.0 cm46x
26 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual8.210.02Newtonian13.0 cm46x
25 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual8.111.03Newtonian13.0 cm25x
24 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual7.911.03Newtonian13.0 cm25x
23 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual7.811.03Newtonian13.0 cm25x
23 Feb 2019C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)CCD15.30.35Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm360x
17 Feb 2019C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)CCD17.20.12Binoculars51.0 cm360x
15 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual6.613.04Newtonian13.0 cm25x
3 Feb 2019C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)Visual7.59.03Newtonian13.0 cm25x
7 Jan 201964P/Swift-GehrelsCCD10.3Ritchey-Chretien41.3 cm240x
2 Jan 201964P/Swift-GehrelsCCD9.73.06Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm60x
1 Jan 2019C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)CCD15.00.24Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm120x
27 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual5.330.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
25 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual5.135.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
22 Dec 2018C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)CCD14.11.6 cmx
17 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual4.635.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
13 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual4.545.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
10 Dec 201864P/Swift-GehrelsVisual9.36.04Newtonian30.5 cm64x
10 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual4.840.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
9 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual4.940.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
9 Dec 2018C/2018 W2 (Africano)CCD16.7Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
7 Dec 201846P/WirtanenVisual5.038.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
30 Nov 201838P/Stephan-OtermaVisual9.83.04Newtonian30.5 cm64x
30 Nov 201846P/WirtanenVisual5.727.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
30 Nov 201864P/Swift-GehrelsVisual9.25.05Newtonian30.5 cm64x
17 Nov 2018C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)Visual8.35.05Newtonian30.5 cm64x
17 Nov 201838P/Stephan-OtermaVisual9.83.83Newtonian30.5 cm64x
15 Nov 2018C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)Visual8.13.04Newtonian13.0 cm25x
14 Nov 2018C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)Visual8.03.04Newtonian30.5 cm64x
11 Nov 2018C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)CCD7.7 cmx
10 Nov 2018C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)CCD15.8Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm120x
11 Oct 201838P/Stephan-OtermaVisual10.61.72Newtonian30.5 cm109x
11 Oct 201864P/Swift-GehrelsVisual11.01.83Newtonian30.5 cm109x
10 Oct 201838P/Stephan-OtermaVisual10.81.63Newtonian30.5 cm64x
6 Oct 2018C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)CCD16.16Ritchey-Chretien51.0 cm360x
16 Sep 2018123P/West-HartleyCCD16.2Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
16 Sep 201859P/Kearns-KweeCCD16.8Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
9 Sep 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual7.35Binoculars5.0 cm10x
8 Sep 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual7.38.05Binoculars5.0 cm10x
4 Sep 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual7.38.03Binoculars5.0 cm10x
17 Aug 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual7.76.04Newtonian13.0 cm25x
13 Aug 201846P/WirtanenCCD15.9Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
6 Aug 201829P/Schwassmann-WachmannCCD13.20.7Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm60x
4 Aug 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual8.44.55Newtonian13.0 cm25x
4 Aug 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual8.36.04Binoculars5.0 cm10x
30 Jul 201838P/Stephan-OtermaCCD15.76.0Ritchey-Chretien41.3 cm60x
22 Jul 2018C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.86.03Newtonian13.0 cm25x
22 Jul 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual9.33.05Newtonian13.0 cm25x
20 Jul 2018C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)Visual6.76.06Binoculars5.0 cm10x
14 Jul 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual9.92.85Newtonian30.5 cm64x
13 Jul 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerVisual10.22.84Newtonian13.0 cm25x
11 Jul 2018C/2018 N1 (NEOWISE)CCD10.56.0Refractor10.6 cm120x
3 Jul 2018C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.72.24Newtonian13.0 cm46x
13 Jun 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerCCD13.71.25Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm120x
3 Jun 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerCCD14.26Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm60x
3 Jun 2018C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)CCD16.15Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm120x
26 May 2018C/2018 K1 (Weiland)CCD16.9 cmx
16 Apr 2018C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)CCD17.6Binoculars51.0 cm300x
13 Apr 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerCCD17.3Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
17 Mar 201821P/Giacobini-ZinnerCCD18.3Ritchey-Chretien51.0 cm180x
14 Mar 2018C/2018 E1 (ATLAS)CCD17.3 cmx
24 Jan 2018C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)CCD18.23Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm600x
7 Jan 2018C/2017 T1 (Heinze)Visual10.53.03Newtonian30.5 cm64x
29 Dec 2017C/2017 T1 (Heinze)CCD11.11.3Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm180x
29 Dec 2017C/2017 T1 (Heinze)Visual11.41.33Newtonian30.5 cm109x
21 Dec 2017C/2017 T1 (Heinze)CCD12.30.45Ritchey-Chretien43.1 cm120x
21 Dec 2017C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD11.31.86Ritchey-Chretien43.1 cm120x
21 Dec 2017174P/EcheclusCCD13.40.92Ritchey-Chretien43.1 cm120x
26 Nov 2017C/2017 T1 (Heinze)CCD15.76Binoculars61.0 cm180x
21 Oct 2017C/2017 T1 (Heinze)CCD17.80.24Ritchey-Chretien70.0 cm180x
14 Oct 2017C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)Visual8.96.02Binoculars30.5 cm64x
22 Sep 2017C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)Visual9.67.02Newtonian30.5 cm64x
20 Sep 2017C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)CCD19.15Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm600x
19 Sep 2017C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)CCD19.25Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm600x
24 Jul 2017C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD14.07Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm120x
24 Jul 2017C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)CCD12.04Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm120x
24 Jul 2017C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon-Yeung-PANSTARRS)CCD13.85Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm120x
1 Jul 2017C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD15.36Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm120x
2 Jun 2017C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)CCD19.14Ritchey-Chretien61.0 cm600x
31 May 2017C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon-Yeung-PANSTARRS)CCD15.04Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm120x
28 May 2017C/2017 D2 (Barros)CCD16.35Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm180x
26 May 2017C/2015 V2 (Johnson)Visual8.18.06Newtonian30.5 cm64x
19 May 2017C/2015 V2 (Johnson)Visual8.58.04Newtonian13.0 cm46x
16 May 2017C/2015 V2 (Johnson)Visual8.57.05Newtonian13.0 cm46x
8 May 2017C/2015 V2 (Johnson)Visual8.74.56Binoculars30.5 cm64x
17 Apr 2017C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD16.62Binoculars25.0 cm120x
9 Apr 2017C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)Visual6.35.06Newtonian13.0 cm25x
1 Apr 2017C/2015 V2 (Johnson)Visual9.23.54Binoculars30.5 cm64x
27 Mar 201741P/Tuttle-Giacobini-KresakVisual7.316.04Newtonian13.0 cm25x
23 Mar 201741P/Tuttle-Giacobini-KresakVisual7.813.04Newtonian30.6 cm64x
21 Mar 201741P/Tuttle-Giacobini-KresakVisual7.915.03Newtonian30.5 cm64x
15 Mar 201741P/Tuttle-Giacobini-KresakVisual8.918.04Newtonian13.0 cm25x
11 Mar 2017C/2015 V2 (Johnson)Visual10.71.24Newtonian30.5 cm109x
23 Feb 2017C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD14.94Ritchey-Chretien43.1 cm300x
15 Feb 20172P/EnckeVisual9.82.53Newtonian30.5 cm109x
19 Jan 2017C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD14.1Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm180x
28 Dec 201641P/Tuttle-Giacobini-KresakCCD15.73Ritchey-Chretien43.0 cm300x
22 Dec 2016C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD13.44Ritchey-Chretien43.1 cm180x
21 Dec 2016C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)CCD13.95Ritchey-Chretien70.0 cm180x
20 Dec 2016C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)Visual9.73.02Newtonian30.5 cm64x
10 Dec 201643P/Wolf-HarringtonCCD12.95Refractor10.6 cm60x
6 Dec 2016C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)Visual10.54.01Newtonian30.5 cm64x
3 May 2016C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.72.83Newtonian30.5 cm109x
14 Apr 2016252P/LINEARVisual6.79.04Newtonian30.5 cm64x
14 Apr 2016C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.02.33Newtonian30.5 cm109x
8 Apr 2016C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.72.03Newtonian30.5 cm109x
22 Mar 2016P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)Visual12.71.09 cmx
29 Dec 2015C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.83.03Newtonian30.5 cm109x
8 Dec 2015C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.21.53Newtonian30.5 cm109x
8 Dec 2015C/2013 US10 (Catalina)Visual6.56.04Newtonian30.5 cm109x
13 Nov 2015C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.71.03Newtonian30.5 cm109x
13 Nov 2015C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.32.05Newtonian30.5 cm109x
8 Nov 2015C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.71.53Newtonian30.5 cm109x
1 Nov 2015C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.63.04Newtonian30.5 cm109x
11 Oct 2015C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.42.05Newtonian30.5 cm109x
1 Oct 2015C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.61.54Newtonian30.5 cm109x
30 Sep 2015C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.71.55Newtonian30.5 cm109x
26 Sep 2015C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.62.04Newtonian30.5 cm109x
28 Jul 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual9.8Newtonian30.5 cm64x
6 Jul 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual8.9Newtonian30.5 cm64x
22 Jun 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual8.5 cmx
10 Mar 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual5.8Newtonian30.5 cm64x
17 Feb 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual5.4Newtonian30.5 cm64x
6 Feb 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual5.0Naked eye0.0 cmx
26 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.6Binoculars5.0 cm10x
21 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.3Binoculars5.0 cm10x
20 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.3Binoculars5.0 cm10x
16 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.0Binoculars5.0 cm10x
14 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.1Naked eye0.0 cmx
13 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.2Naked eye0.0 cmx
10 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.4Binoculars5.0 cm10x
8 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.5Binoculars5.0 cm10x
3 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.9Binoculars5.0 cm10x
2 Jan 2015C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual4.9Binoculars5.0 cm10x
31 Dec 2014C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual5.0Binoculars5.0 cm10x
28 Dec 2014C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual5.2Binoculars5.0 cm10x
26 Dec 2014C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)Visual6.0Binoculars5.0 cm10x
17 Sep 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual8.3Newtonian30.5 cm64x
1 Sep 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual7.2Newtonian30.5 cm64x
28 Aug 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual7.1Newtonian30.5 cm64x
27 Aug 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual7.0Binoculars5.0 cm10x
25 Aug 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual6.9Binoculars5.0 cm10x
13 Aug 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual6.8Binoculars5.0 cm10x
3 Aug 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual6.9Newtonian30.5 cm64x
2 Aug 2014C/2014 E2 (Jacques)Visual7.0Newtonian30.5 cmx
11 Jun 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.2Newtonian30.5 cmx
1 Jun 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.3Newtonian30.5 cmx
25 May 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.6Newtonian30.5 cmx
12 May 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.7Newtonian30.5 cmx
3 May 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.8Newtonian30.5 cmx
28 Apr 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual8.9Newtonian30.5 cmx
25 Apr 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.1Newtonian30.5 cmx
20 Apr 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.5Newtonian30.5 cmx
16 Apr 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.6Newtonian30.5 cmx
9 Apr 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual9.8Newtonian30.5 cmx
5 Apr 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.0Newtonian30.5 cmx
21 Mar 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.1Newtonian30.5 cmx
9 Mar 2014C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)Visual10.9Newtonian30.5 cmx
3 Feb 2014C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual7.4Newtonian13.0 cm26x
3 Feb 2014C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)Visual8.7Newtonian13.0 cm26x
7 Jan 2014C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual6.3Newtonian13.0 cm26x
23 Dec 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual5.9Newtonian13.0 cm26x
20 Dec 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual6.0Newtonian13.0 cm26x
15 Nov 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual5.7Newtonian13.0 cm26x
15 Nov 2013C/2012 S1 (ISON)Visual6.2Newtonian13.0 cm26x
13 Nov 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual5.8Newtonian13.0 cm26x
13 Nov 2013C/2012 S1 (ISON)Visual7.3Newtonian13.0 cm26x
11 Nov 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual6.3Newtonian13.0 cm26x
9 Nov 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual6.5Newtonian13.0 cm26x
9 Nov 2013C/2012 S1 (ISON)Visual8.2Newtonian13.0 cm26x
5 Nov 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual7.5Newtonian13.0 cm26x
30 Oct 2013C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)Visual8.0Newtonian13.0 cm26x
3 May 2013C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)Visual7.6Newtonian13.0 cm26x
6 Apr 2013C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)Visual5.0Newtonian13.0 cm26x
1 Apr 2013C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)Visual4.5Newtonian13.0 cm26x


    magnitude:      brightness estimate of the comet
    coma:           size estimate of the comet's coma, measured in arcminutes
    condensation:   degree of condensation (0=completely diffuse, 9=completely stellar)