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Comets   Meteors   Minor planets




* Comets *

Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) near Cr399 Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) near Cr399 "coathanger
9/3/2011, Vienna/Austria; TS APO 115/800, Losmandy G-11, SBIG ST-L 11000. LRGB (CLS+L-Filter 4x 5 min., CLS+RGB each 1x 5 min.). Reduced to 20%.
Published in "Sterne und Weltraum" 2011/11 p.101.
Comet 8P/Tuttle (2 photos) Comet 8P/Tuttle
Comet 17P/Holmes (7 photos) Comet 17P/Holmes
Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) near 27-Gamma Boo Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) near 27-Gamma Boo
10/17/2006, Vienna/Austria; ASA N8 f/2.75, Vixen GP-DX, Starlight SXV-H9 without guiding. CLS-filter 8x 1 min. Detail.
Even here at the suburb of Vienna the comet was clearly visible as diffuse spot in the 10x40 binocular.
Published in "Sternenbote" 2006/12 p.239.
Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (2 photos) Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz (4 photos) Comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)
Comet C/2001 Q4 NEAT (4 photos) Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)
Comet C/2002 T7 near M33 [ddcn51.jpg] Comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) near M33, with trail of a meteorite.
12/23/2003, Vienna/Austria; cloudy. Zeiss Sonnar 200/2.8, Starlight SXV-H9, 9x 2 min.
Comet C/2001 RX14 LINEAR (2 photos) Comet C/2001 RX14 (LINEAR)
Comet C/2002 O4 Hoenig [p60314.jpg] Comet C/2002 O4 (Hönig)
8/18/2002, Vienna/Austria. JSO 125/475, Starlight MX916 selfguiding, 4x 5 min.
Comet C/2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang (4 photos) Comet C/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)
Comet C/2000 WM1 LINEAR (3 photos) Comet C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)
Comet C/2001 A2 LINEAR [a43518.jpg] Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)
7/15/2001, Stickelberg/Grimmenstein/Austria. Minolta SRT101, Minolta 135 mm ap. 3.5, Kodak Elite 200, 10 min. Detail.
The bright stars around the comet have about 7.0 mag.
Published in "Sterne und Weltraum" 2001/11 p.968.
Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp [a33012.jpg] Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
4/13/1997, Vienna/Austria. Canon EOS on tripod, 100 mm, ISO 100 slidefilm, 30 sec.
Unfortunately to that time I didn't have astronomical equipment to take guided photos. The moon is inserted by double exposure.
Comet C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp [wr_hale-bopp.jpg] Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
1997, Vienna/Austria. Photo by Dr. Thomas Watkins-Riedel.
Comet West [wr_west-b2.jpg] Comet West
March 1976, Vienna/Austria. Photo by Dr. Thomas Watkins-Riedel.


* Meteors *

Meteor? trail [20060612-806s.jpg] Trail near 36&37 Her - Meteor or satellite?
6/12/2006, Vienna/Austria. Takahashi FSQ, TeleVue Powermate 2x barlow, Starlight SXV-H9, RGB each 2x 10 sec. (trail only R).
Meteor trail [20051027-808.jpg] Meteor trail near 46 Dra
10/27/2005, Vienna/Austria. Takahashi FSQ, Starlight SXV-H9, RGB each 2x 10 sec.
Published in "Ahnerts Astr. Jahrbuch 2007" p.106.


* Minor planets *

(4) Vesta in Cetus Minor planet (4) Vesta in Cetus
6/2008 until 3/2009
Published in the book "Fern-Seher" p.134.
(6) Hebe near M11 [dc6j02.jpg] Minor planet (6) Hebe near M11
6/22/2002, Vienna/Austria. JSO 125/475, Starlight MX916, 7x 30 sec.
4 MPs in Gemini [a45208kp.jpg] 4 on one photo
The minor planets (9) Metis, (55) Pandora, (79) Eurynome, (88) Thisbe in Gemini.
2/2/2002, Gaal/Knittelfeld/Austria. Minolta SRT101, Minolta 55 mm ap. 2.8, Kodak Elite 200, 10 min. Detail.
4 MPs in Gemini [a45126kp.jpg] 4 on one photo
The minor planets (9) Metis, (79) Eurynome, (88) Thisbe, (93) Minerva in Gemini.
1/11/2002, Hohe Wand/Neunkirchen/Austria. Minolta SRT101, Minolta 55 mm ap. 2.8, Kodak Elite 200, 8 min. Detail.
(4) Vesta [a44717.jpg] Minor planet (4) Vesta in Hyades
11/15/2001, Stickelberg/Grimmenstein/Austria. Bresser Champ 80/400, Minolta SRT101, Kodak Elite 200, 30 min. Detail.
Similar photo published in "Sterne und Weltraum" 2002/4 p.48.



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