Memorable Observations


This is a list of some of the more memorable observations I have made in my years as an astronomer.

Comets I Have Seen
(Current as of 1/13/2015)

Dates in parentheses are when observed (if known exactly).

C/1975 V1 West (1976)
C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp (8/1995)
C/2006 A1 (Pojmanski) (02/26/06)
IRAS-Aracki-Alcock (5/1983)
C/1996 B2 Hyakutake (03/25/96)
73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (04/08/06)
1/P Halley (10/17/85)
C/1996 Q1 Tabur
177P/Barnard (08/19/06)
21P/Giacobini-Zinner (1985)
81P/Wild 2 (1997)
C/2006 M4 (SWAN) (10/15/06)
Hartley-Good (10/11/95)
55P/Tempel-Tuttle (1998)
C/2007 E1 (Garradd) (05/12/07)
Bradfield 1987s (1987)
103P/Hartley 2 (1998)
C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) (05/12/07
Austin (198?)
1998 U5 (LINEAR)
C/2006 VZ13 (LINEAR) (07/07/07)
Borelly (1988)
1999 S4 (LINEAR)
17P/Holmes (10/24/07)
Liller (1988)
C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)
C/2008 C1 (Chen-Gao) (04/2008)
Okazaho-Levy-Rudenko (9/1989)
2001 A2 (LINEAR) (08/08/01)
C/2007 W1 (Boattini) (04/2008)
Brorsen-Metcalf (7/1989)
C/2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang
C/2007 N3 (Lulin) (02/25/2009)
Yanaka 1989a (5/3/89)
C/2002 O4 Hoenig
144P/Kushida (03/14/2009)
Austin (1990)
96P/Machholz 1
C/2008 T2 (Cardinal) (03/14/2009)
Cernis-Kiuchi-Nakamura (3/27/90)
C/2002 V1 NEAT (01/29/03)
C/2009 P1 (Garradd) (07/30/2011)
Levy (1990)
C/2001 HT50 LINEAR (01/29/03)
168P/Hergenrother (10/12/2012)
P/Wirtanen (1991)
C/2002 Y1 (Juels-Holvorcem) (02/26/03)
C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) (03/13/2013)
4P/Fay (10/1991)
C/2001 RX14 (LINEAR) (02/26/03)
C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) (11/16/2013)
109P/Swift-Tuttle (1992)
C/2004 F4 Bradfield (04/30/04)
C/2012 S1 (ISON) (11/16/2013)
Shoemaker-Levy 8 (06/22/92)
C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) (05/15/04)
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) (01/13/2015)
D/1993 F2 Shoemaker-Levy 9 (7/1994)
C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) (06/20/04)
141P/Machholz 2 (1994)
C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) (12/31/04)
 

Comet 17P/Holmes is the 50th comet I have observed in my long career as an astronomer.