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MartekDate: Sunday, 14.10.2012, 04:50 | Message # 1
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Hey everyone! Im not sure about you but the best thing in my opinion about space are comets. Lets get some awesome comet photos on your favorite comets!

ALSO - I've been looking for comet photos from ISS and other space stations. Do these exist? It would have been AMAZING to be in space during Hale Bopp!!!

Let's see those photos!! smile

Comet McNaught is top of my list.




Visible in broad daylight. I remember this one!





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HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 14.10.2012, 05:13 | Message # 2
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I've been looking for comet photos from ISS and other space stations. Do these exist?

Yes, from the sungrazing comet Lovejoy last year.









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WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 14.10.2012, 06:09 | Message # 3
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That first photo of McNaught is just amazing. (Could you imagine what it would be like if Earth passed through that tail, and the meteor superstorm that would result?)

The most recent comet I've seen was Holmes after its unexpected outburst. Was interesting to watch it night after night as it became larger and brighter, starting out as an extra "star" in the sky, then a vaguely fuzzy spot, and finally blowing out into an enormous diffuse sphere.



As for Hale-Bopp, the ISS wasn't up yet when it came by, but it was seen from Shuttle mission STS-82. There's an animation here but the quality isn't great. In my opinion the ISS photos of Lovejoy are much more impressive. Love the greenish air-glow, too.

This photo most closely resembles how I remember seeing Hale-Bopp. I hope 2012 S1 gives a similar performance. smile








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HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 14.10.2012, 09:47 | Message # 4
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Hartley 2 by the Deep Impact spacecraft:











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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Sunday, 14.10.2012, 16:59 | Message # 5
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Thats awesome Harb.




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SpaceEngineerDate: Monday, 15.10.2012, 12:37 | Message # 6
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The only way to obtain god rays in space smile I am annoyed by all those drawings where you can see air shadows in space casting by planets.




 
HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 15.10.2012, 16:40 | Message # 7
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I am annoyed by all those drawings where you can see air shadows in space casting by planets.

Me too! It seems like all these space artists need to make everything look like all parts of space are saturated with gas and dust. Not good for educating people.





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Antza2Date: Monday, 15.10.2012, 17:02 | Message # 8
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Me too! It seems like all these space artists need to make everything look like all parts of space are saturated with gas and dust. Not good for educating people.

Agreed. Space looks the most awesome in it's most realistic state. smile





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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 25.10.2012, 02:25 | Message # 9
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Comet Halley from Vega-2:





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smjjamesDate: Friday, 26.10.2012, 19:08 | Message # 10
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Here's this from a couple of days ago. I'm not sure how to embed the video in the post, so a link will have to do.

http://www.space.com/18205-d....eo.html





 
SalvoDate: Saturday, 27.10.2012, 14:10 | Message # 11
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Hartley 2

Harley 2 seems familiar...





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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 27.10.2012, 17:25 | Message # 12
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Harley 2 seems familiar...

It vaguely resembles asteroid Itokawa, maybe that's what you're thinking of?





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HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 27.01.2013, 03:57 | Message # 13
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153P/Ikeya-Zhang



17P/Holmes


Hyakutake


Deep Impact impactor colliding with Tempel 1 (3.4 MB gif)





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SolarisDate: Sunday, 27.01.2013, 06:24 | Message # 14
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Nice! Those are all great! I especially like the 1rst animation cool it's graceful.
 
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Comet Encke's tail being removed by a coronal mass ejection (4.2 MB gif)



McNaught, aurora australis, and LMC(?)



Fireworks, lightning... and McNaught



ISS and McNaught


McNaught, Milky Way, and Magellanic Clouds



One of the only pictures I've seen of McNaught which shows its gas tail


McNaught and Sydney



McNaught and Cape Town


More McNaught




Ikeya-Zhang and M 31









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