• Photo Gallery - Comets

    Comets are everywhere and all the time. Most of the time they live in the outskirts of the solar system and if we can see them at all, they are tiny specs in telescopes. But, at times, they do visit the inner solar system, and some of them make impressive sights will long tails and bright comas.

    These pictures were taken by volunteer astronomers at the Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD.

    Comet ISON
    Comet PANSTARRS - C/2014 K1


    Comet ISON:

    The comet of the decade, that got too close to the sun. Three photos taken by Dave Tomlin in late 2013. Although the comet's features are faint, the tail can be clearly seen. They are black and white photos and they clearly show the comet's movement relative to the stars.

    Comet ISON


    This image is a combined image of 32 black and white images. They were taken by Aaron Clevenson on October 8, 2013. The faint streaks in the image are stars that appear to move as the comet moves past them.

    Comet ISON 2

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    Comet PANSTARRS - C/2014 K1:

    This photo was taken by Dave Tomlin on May 22, 2014.

    Although the comet's features are faint, the tail can be clearly seen. It is in black and white.

    Comet PANSTARRS C2014 K1

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