Solar System Science


TIP Last Modified: JeffMangum - 27 Jan 2016

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Comets

In the following I some comet science projects that I have done over the years.

Main Belt Comets

For great background, see:

Ephemerides for Great Southern Comet 1880 and Great Comet 1881

This topic resulted from a question to my Ask the Astronomer web page. The question I was asked was whether the Great Southern Comet of 1880 and the Great Comet of 1881 were visible from Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Using the JPL Horizons system and Xephem I was able to make the following calculations and plots:

Note also the other following useful resources for this type of research:


Topic revision: r3 - 2016-01-27, JeffMangum
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