Comet Hyakutake About Comets

Comet Hyakutake as viewed from Kitt Peak in March 1996. Photo by Tod Lauer.


These pages are not meant to be a comprehensive study of comets, but rather an overview of comet research being done at NOAO. We will include links to other sites that may have interesting comet material posted on the Web as well.

yellow ballComet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

yellow ballComet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

yellow ballComet Shoemaker-Levy 9 from KPNO, CTIO, and SacPeak Observatories. See the following sites for additional coverage of this comet and its impact with Jupiter.

yellow ballComet Ikeya-Seki 1965F, viewed from Kitt Peak at dawn on October 29, 1965, courtesy of Roger Lynds. (4 minute exposure on High Speed Extachrome)

yellow ballAnd for fun, build your own comet!


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jbarnes@noao.edu Last updated: 30Mar1997