Most Recent observations

Latest modification: 27 Sep. 2010 UT

Latest full update: 30 Dec. 2003 UT


Latest updates:

27 Sep. 2010: Updates on comet 103P (drawings of 1997/1998 + mags of 2010)
2010: Web page moved to www.lesia.obspm.fr/perso/nicolas.biver
30 May 2006: Web page moved to wwwusr2/~biver!
11 July 2005: 9P/Tempel 1 up-to-date to July 10!
17 May 2005 : some updates: C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) obs. mostly up-to-date
13 Apr.2005 : some updates, especially 9P/Tempel 1
30 Dec. 2003: mags/obs updated
18 Dec.: m1(C/2002 T7)=9.4; m1(C/2001HT50)=11.8
19 Nov.: m1(C/2002 T7)=9.9; m1(2P)=8.3; m1(C/2001HT50)=11.8
25 Aug.: m1(C/2002 T7) = 11.8 (from Versailles + 40.7-cm L)
18 Aug.: Now obs are fully updated...
30 jun.: Obs. of 29P, 65P, 116P and C/2002 O7
01 Mar.: All Jan-Feb. mags now up-to-date!
5 Feb.: m1(C/2002V1)=5.0, m1(C/2002Y1)=8.8, m1(C/2001RX14)=10.8
3 Jan.: m1(C/2002X5)=6.5
30 September 2002: Closing of the ESTEC/ESA web (mirror) site
10 July 2000: Creation of this web site in France

Last observation less than 10 days ago (before the last update)


Comet Name and link

Data in the linked file dates

C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)

Magnitudes 11 Sep.2004 -> 12 May 2005

C/2004 Q1 (Tucker)

Magnitudes 08 Sep.2004 - Jan..2005

C/2003 T4 (LINEAR)

Magnitudes 12 Aug.2004 - 22 Mar.2005

C/2004 H6 (SWAN)

Magnitudes 13 Aug. - 15 Aug.2004

C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)

Magnitudes 15 Apr.2004 - 01 Sep. 2004

C/2003 T3 (Tabur)

Magnitudes 23 Apr.2004 - 17 Sep. 2004

C/2004 F4 (Bradfield)

Magnitudes 23 Apr.2004 - 20 Jun. 2004

C/2003 H1 (LINEAR)

Magnitudes 06 May - 07 May 2004

C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)

Mag./Pictures 06 May 2004 >>> Nov.2004

C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)

Mag./Drawings 23 Aug.2003 - 06 Jun. 2004

C/2002 Y1 (Juels-Holvorcem)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 30 Jan. - 11 Apr.2003

C/2002 X5 (Kudo-Fujikawa)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 30 Dec.2002 - 31 Mar.2003

C/2002 V1 (NEAT)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 01 Dec.2002 - 5 Feb.2003

C/2001HT50 (LINEAR-NEAT)

Mags.: 07 jan.2003 - 13 Feb.2004

C/2001 RX14 (LINEAR)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 07 Oct.2002 - 21 Apr.2003

C/2002 O7 (LINEAR)

Mag. Archive: 28-29 June 2003

C/2002 O6 (SWAN)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 11 Aug. 2002 - 11 Sep.2002

C/2002 O4 (Honig)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 7 Aug. 2002 - 05 Oct. 2002

C/2002 F1 (Utsunomiya)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 24 Mar. 2002 - 12 May 2002

C/2002 E2 (Snyder-Murakami)

Mag. Archive: 23 Mar. 2002 - 19 May 2002

153P/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 2 Feb. 2002 - 12 Aug. 2002

P/2001OG108(LONEOS)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 14 Feb.2002 - 12 May 2002

P/2001 Q2 (Petriew)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 26 Aug.2001 - 30 Sep. 2001

C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 1 Apr. 2001 - 21 Sep. 2001

C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 18 Aug.2001 - 2 Jun. 2002

C/1999 T1 (McNaught-Hartley)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 31 Dec. 2000 - 21 May 2001

C/1999 Y1 (LINEAR)

Mag. Archive: 14 Feb. 2001

D/1999 S4 (LINEAR)

Mag. Archive: 08 Nov. 1999 - 05 Aug. 2000

C/1999 S3 (LINEAR)

Mag. Archive: 05 Oct. 1999 - 16 Dec. 1999

C/1998 N2 (Lynn)

Mag./drawing Archive: 16 July 1999 - 15 Sep. 1999

C/1999 L3 (LINEAR)

Magnitude Archive: 14 Dec. 1999 - 05 Mar. 2000

C/1999 J3 (LINEAR)

Mag. Archive: 16 July 1999 - 01 Nov. 1999

C/1999 J2 (Skiff)

Mag. Archive: 25 May 2000 - 04 Jun. 2000

C/1999 H3 (LINEAR)

Mag. Archive: 13 June 1999 - 12 Feb. 2000

C/1999 H1 (Lee)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 09 May 1999 - 06 Dec. 1999

C/1999 A1 (Tilbrook)

Magnitude Archive: 14 Jan. 1999 - 17 Jan. 1999

C/1998 U5 (LINEAR)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 14 Nov. 1998 - 16 Jan. 1999

P/1998 U3 (Jager)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 26 Oct. 1998 - 13 June 1999

C/1998 T1 (LINEAR)

Magnitude Archive: 19 May 1999 - 30 Aug. 1999

C/1998 P1 (Williams)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 20 Aug. 1998 - 20 Apr. 1999

C/1998 M5 (LINEAR)

Mag./Drawing Archive: 3 Jul.1998 - 4 Jul.1999

C/1998 K5 (LINEAR)

Magnitudes archive: 19 June - 23 Nov. 1998

C/1998 K2 (LINEAR)

Drawing/Mag. archive: 26 May - 26 July 1998

C/1998 J1 (SOHO)

Observation archive: 11 May - 22 May 1998

C/1998 H1 (Stonehouse)

Magnitude archive: 1998 Apr.28 - 1998 Jun.17

C/1997 T1 (Utsunomiya)

Drawing /Mag. archive 7 Oct. 1997 - 26 Apr. 1998

C/1997 J2 (Meunier-Dupouy)

Magnitudes archive 2 Nov. 1997 - 20 Dec. 1998

C/1997 D1 (Mueller)

Magnitude Archive: 30 Nov. 1997 - 28 Dec. 1997

C/1997 BA6 (SPACEWATCH)

Magnitude Archive: 05 Apr. 1999 - 26 June 2000

141P/Machholz 2

Magnitude Archive: 28 Oct. 1999 - 08 Feb. 2000

116P/Wild 4

Magnitude Archive: 28 June 2003

114P/Wiseman-Skiff

Magnitude Archive: 08 Dec. 1999 - 25 Jan. 2000

106P/Schuster

Magnitude Archive: 02 Nov. 1999 - 30 Dec. 1999

103P/Hartley 2

Magnitudes archive 26 Oct. 1997- 11 Sep.2010

93P/Lovas 1

Magnitude Archive: 30 Sep. 1998 - 17 Jan. 1999

88P/Howell

Mag./Drawing Archive: 25 May 1998 - 17 Jan. 1999

78P/Gehrels 2

Magnitudes archive 23 Nov. 1997 - 24 Feb. 1998 Magnitudes : 8 Sep. 2004 - 14 Nov. 2004

73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

Magnitude Archive: 3-4 Jan. 2001

69P/Taylor

Magnitudes archive 15 Feb. - 26 Apr. 1998

65P/Gunn

Magnitudes archive 27-29 June 2003

63P/Wild 1

Magnitudes archive 05 Feb. - 05 Mar. 2000

55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Mag. archive 27 Dec. 1997 - 18 Mar. 1998

52P/Harrington-Abell

Mag./Drawing Archive: 25 Jul. 1998 - 8 Apr. 1999

46P/Wirtanen

Mag./Drawing Archive: 13 Aug. 2002 - 17 Nov. 2002

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdus.

Magnitudes archive 11 May 2001

43P/Wolf-Harrington

Magnitude Archive: 30 Nov. 1997 - 1 Mar. 1998 Magbitude Archive: 24 Jan. - 13 Fev. 2004

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-K.

Magnitude Archive: 23 Dec. 2000 - 6 Jan. 2001

37P/Forbes

Mag. Archive: 22 April 1999 - 19 Aug. 1999

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

Magnitudes: 1998-2003

24P/Schaumasse

Mag. Archive: 11 Apr. 2001 - 20 May 2001

21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Mag./Drawing Archive: 30 June 1998 - 08 Apr. 1999

19P/Borrelly

Mag./Drawing Archive: 11 Aug. 2001 - 18 Dec. 2001

10P/Tempel 2

Mag./Drawing Archive: 11 May 1999 - 07 Jan. 2000

9P/Tempel 1

3 Apr. 1994 - 10 July 2005

2P/Encke

Mag. Archive: 15 Oct. - 25 Nov. 2003
C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) images 1997 Drawing /Mag. archive 27 Oct. 1997 - 23 Sep. 1999
C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) images

Asteroids (EGA):

A/1937UB, A/2002NY40, A/2000EW70,A/1998ML14,A/1999 KW4,A/1998WT24

Meteor showers

PERSEIDS, QUADRANTIDS, LEONIDS, GEMINIDS

Planetary observations:

Mercury Mars
Jupiter Saturn

NOVAE and SUPERNOVAE

Northern Lights

Deep Sky images

Observing sites

Some interesting links




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Comet 6P/D'Arrest 28 july 1995


Observing parameters...

    Observing tools:

    7x50 B: 7x50 Binoculars
    256 L or 25.6cm L: Home made 25.6cm F/D 4.95 Newtonian telescope, with a dobsonian style mount. [New coatings since April 14, 1998!]

    407 L or 40.7cm L: Home made 40.7cm F/D 4.3 Newtonian telescope, [New: August 2003]

    Observing sites:
    1997-2000: on Oahu (Hawaii, USA)

  • Honol. (HI): Honolulu, Anapuni street (Home): [15749.9'W +2118.4'N]
        Average weather/sky: Partly cloudy, Seeing awful, Naked-eye Limit. Mag.= 4.8 (Zenith), away from street lights,...

    also Kapiolani Park: better, less cloudy, NLM=5, Seeing fair

    Koko-H. (HI): Koko-Head Halona Blowhole, S-East Oahu: [15741.0'W +2116.7'N]
        Average weather/sky: Passing clouds, very Windy but Seeing good, N.L.M. = 5.8

    Makaki. (HI): Makakilo, S-West Oahu: N.L.M. = 5.6 (Zenith)

    Kahe-P. (HI): Kahe Point Beach Park, S-West Oahu: [15808.0'W +2121.3'N]
        Average weather/sky: Mostly clear, windy, Seeing poor, N.L.M. = 5.8 (Zenith)

    Silva (HI): "Silva Ranch", North of Makaha, (HAS): [15813.3'W +2130.3'N]
        Average weather/sky: A few clouds (mauka), Seeing fair to poor, N.L.M. = 6.3

    Dilli. (HI): Dillingham Air Field , N-West Oahu (The airfield...) (HAS Star parties, and 2 other sites):
    [15810.1-12.5'W +2134.6'N]
        Average weather/sky: Few clouds, Seeing fair, N.L.M. = 6.3

    Other places in Hawaii, on the Big island, USA:
    MaunaKea: Mauna Kea summit, at the CSO telescope most likely; N.L.M. = 6.6
    HalePohaku: Hale-Pohaku Facility, 2900m alt. on the Mauna-Kea mountain; N.L.M. = 6.8

    Elsewhere:
    Lezeaux (Fr): Lezeaux, 50610 Jullouville, France: [2W +4848'N]
        Average weather/sky: Mostly cloudy, very wet, Seeing fair to poor, N.L.M. = 6.1

    Noordwijk(NL): Noordwijk, close to ESTEC, between The Hague and Amsterdam: [4.45W +5214'N]
        Average weather/sky: Cloudy, extremely wet, often windy, Seeing fair, N.L.M. = 4.5 to 5.5 when winds sweep out what could reflect light pollution.
    Ablis (Fr): 2km south of Ablis (78): [1.80E +4830'N]
        Average weather/sky: Paris Region weather - variable, Seeing fair, N.L.M. = 6.3, no obstruction at all, Ablis to Paris light pollution to the N-E and several other halos.
    Poigny-lF (Fr): Poigny-la-foret, next to the place of a 40cm club scope, N-E of Rambouillet: [1.75E +4841'N]
        Average weather/sky: Paris Region weather - variable, Seeing fair, N.L.M. = 6.1, trees around and Rambouillet light pollution to the S-E.
    Poigny-Ga (Fr): Between Poigny-la-foret and Gazeran: since december 2002 the observatory place in flooded by some useless strong parking lights... I moved next to a TSF antenna 2km away. [1.73E +4840'N]
        Average weather/sky: Paris Region weather - variable, Seeing fair, N.L.M. = 6.1, no obstruction but Epernon, Paris and Rambouillet light pollution halos can be clearly identified (the later one being the worse - to the East).


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