Comet Lulin Photo Gallery

Summary:  Following its close encounter with Earth on Feb. 24th, Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3) is moving away and slowly dimming. [full story] [ephemeris] [3D orbit] [finder charts: Jan.11-Feb.20, Feb.20-Mar.21]

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VISUAL REPORTS: "Last night (Feb.21) Comet Lulin was visible to the naked eye with identical brightness as star b Vigo HP58510 with a magnitude of 5.35," reports Eddie Irizarry of the Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe in Puerto Rico. "But what caught our attention was Lulin's noticeable speed. Using a telescope, take a good look at the stars that surround Comet Lulin; then look again just 10 minutes later and you will see how Lulin's position has changed. It is amazing how fast this comet is moving!"

  Photographer, Location Images Comments


Patrick Colestock,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Feb. 22, 2009
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15X 5 minute sequential exposures of Comet Lulin at 250 mm focal length, recorded with an SBIG 2000XM camera, no filter. Nice view of tail and anti-tail moving across fixed stars.

Rich Richins,
Upham, New Mexico (about 30 miles NNW of Las Cruces.
Feb. 21, 2009
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Comet Lulin is nearing its peak brightness, and is showing two beautiful tails. The colors are striking. Even through the eyepiece, the tail extends easily over a degree.

Francisco A. Rodriguez,
Montana Cabreja Observatory (MPC J45). Vega de San Mateo (Gran Canaria - Canary Islands)
Feb. 22, 2009
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OTA 80mm f/5 refractor + CCD DSI pro II Meade + ATLAS Mount

Rolando Ligustri,
from New Mexico with system G14 of GRAS telescopes
Feb. 22, 2009
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apo 106/530 ccd STL11000 in bin 2, L=5x60s B=2x60s R-G=60s

Karzaman Ahmad,
Langkawi National Observatory, Malaysia
Feb. 22, 2009
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Coma of Comet Lulin through medium size telescopes. Pic 1= RCOS 20"+STL1001E Pic 2= TMB152+STL4020

more images: from Joseph Brimacombe of Cairns, Australia; from Daniele Longhi of Giussano, Milano, Italy; from James Champagne of Theriot, Louisiana; from Rich Swanson of Windy Mountain Observatory, Sierra Vista, Arizona; from Jim Saueressig of Burlington, Kansas; from ALBERTO QUIJANO VODNIZA of Pasto, Nariño. Colombia; from John C McConnell of Maghaberry Northern Ireland

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