Comet Observers of the world

created: 4.6.2021
A. Baransky Berezhany Ukraine 0.70-m reflector + CCD
A. C. Gilmore, P. M. Kilmartin Lake Tekapo New Zealand Mount John Observatory, 1.0-m f/7.7 reflector + CCD, observatory code 474 MPEC
A. Carreno Puzol Spain 0.20-m f/5 Newtonian + CCD, observatory code J08 MPEC
A. Novichonok, E. Evdokimova, S. Jurkevi Petrozavodsk Russia 0.25-m f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, observatory code B94
Adam Hurcewicz Bialystok Poland adamhurcewicz.jpg
Adrian Paulo Arquiola Funes Argentina
Adriano Ferrao Passo Fundo Brazil My equipment is a Newtonian 114 mm telescope. Email
Alan Hale 16 Springs Canyon, Cloudcroft USA
Alan Maury San Pedro de Atacama Chile Campo Catino Austral Obs, 0.4-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, observatory code I10
Alan Watson Melbourne Australia
Albert Junger Nussdorf Austria
Albert Schroeder Bad Salzdetfurth Germany
Albert van Duin Beilen The Netherlands
Alberto Leon Estacion La Arboleda Toluca Mexico
Aleksandar Cikota Zurich Swiss comets-ml
Aleksandar Ilicic Serbia
Alex Conu Bucharest Romania I'm a fashion photographer. I'm also the head of the Photographic Commission of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy. Astronomy has always been my hobby and I'm interested in comets, meteors, eclipses, occultations, deep sky and astrophotography. I use the following instruments: William Optics 7x50 ED binoculars, BORG 77 EDII refractor, 150mm f/8 Dobsonian, 200mm Meade SC alexconu.jpg
Alex Gibbs Tucson, AZ USA Catalina Sky Survey
Alex Scholten Eerbeek The Netherlands I observe comets since 1984 using mostly 8x40B, 10x50B, 15x80B, 20cm-reflector, 30cm-reflector and recently C14-36cm-telescope. My home-town is Eerbeek. Since 1984 I observed more than 150 comets. I’m a member of the Dutch Comet Section and I’m connected to the Public Observatory Bussloo (near Apeldoorn). alexscholten.jpg personal email
Alexandre Amorim Florianopolis/SC Brasil Remarks: Amateur astronomer since August 1989. Brazilian Comet Section coordinator since June 2000. Author of books: "O astrônomo Brazilicio" and "Anuário Astronomico Catarinense" (2015. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) Webs: aamorim.jpg
Alexei Pace Rabat Malta Equipment: Refractor 150mm f/8. email
Alfons Diepvens Olmen Belgium TEC 200mm F9 APO ED Refractor, 10Micron GM2000 QCI GoTo Mount, ST-10XME CCD, observatory code C23 alfonsdiepvens.jpg MPEC
Alfredo Pereira Cabo da Roca Portugal
Amar A. Sharma Bangalore, Karnataka India Nikaya Observatory Imaging equipment: C-14 Edge HD on CGE Pro mount SBIG ST-8XME Visual equipment: 25x100 Oberwerk IF binoculars amarsharma.jpg
Amirhossain Daghighi Birjand Iran 8“-reflector, f=1000 mm
Ana Paula da Silva Correia Portugal
André Wulff 22455 Hamburg Germany andrewulff.jpg
Andrea Boattini Tucson, AZ USA Catalina Sky Survey
Andreas Beck Gaertringen Germany
Andreas Kammerer 76185 Karlsruhe Germany andreaskammerer.jpg
Andreas Vossinakis Thessaloniki Greece personal mail
Andres Chapman San Justo Argentinien
Andrew Lowe Calgary Canada
Andrew Pearce Perth Australia I have 16" and 4" reflectors and I was a very active comet observer in the 1980's and 1990's. I don't do as much these days as my skies are too bright so I now concentrate on variable stars. However I still follow a few bright ones! andrewpearce.jpg
Angelito D. Sing Makati Philippines 11X80 Binocular
Anthony J. Cook Pasadena, CA USA CometObs-ml
Anthony Recascino Ormond Beach, FL USA personal mail
Antonio Garrigós Sánchez Barcelona Spain 0.51-m f/4 Newtonian reflector
Artyom Novichonok Konchezero Russia 6-cm refractor, 13-cm reflector (Newton), 8x35 B, 7x50 B, 15x80 B, Monoculars: 10x25, 22x50, All obs visual now
Avelino Alves Sambaqui Brasil Born in 16 June 1928. Amateur astronomer since 1982. AAVSO observer since 1986. AAVSO member from 1996 up to 2011. avelinoalves.jpg
Babak Amin Tafreshi Teheran Iran
Barbara Burtscher Zuerich Switzerland barbaraburtscher.jpg
Ben Hudgens Stephenville TX USA
Bernard Guillaud-Saumu Clermont-Ferrand France
Bernd Brinkmann Herne Germany
Bernd Gaehrken Muenchen Germany
Bernd Thinius Potsdam Germany MPEC
Bernhard Haeusler Maidbronn Germany observatory code B82 berndhaeusler.jpg
Bernhard Hubl Micheldorf Austria
Bjorn H. Granslo Fjellhamar Norway
Bob King Duluth, MN USA
Bob Terrell Abilene, Texas USA Heart O'Texas Observatory, 12' X 14' Roll Off Big Country Astronomy Club, Celestron CPC 11" Celestron Nexstar GPS 8", MallinCam Hyper Plus Color, Meade DSIC
Brad Young Tulsa, USA
Brian Adams Zumbrota, MN USA
Brian Cudnik Columbus, Texas USA
Bruce Bowman Clayton, IN USA 15x70 Binocular Cometchasing-mailinglist
Bruno Ballery Bezu-Saint-Germain Aisne France 20X80B & T406 Dobson personal email
Bruno Vauquelin Rouen France i usually use a SC 14" F/D 5.4 or 6.7 with a CCD, a 80mm apo refractor for big/bright comets and a Schmidt Camera 5.5" Celestron modified for using another CCD Email
Burkhard Leitner Graz Austria Orion ED100, Vixen VC200L, Skywatcher ED66, Starlight MX716, Canon 300Da
C. W. Hergenrother Tucson-Winterhaven USA 0.31-m f/5 reflector + CCD
C.Rinner,F.Kugel, A.Klotz. Dauban France 0.20-m f/4 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, 0.5-m f/3 reflector + CCD, observatory code A77 fkugel.jpg MPEC
Carey Johnson San Diego USA careyjohnson.jpg
Carlos Alberto Colazo Tanti Argentina
Carlos Segarra Spain
Charles Bell Vicksburg, Mississippi USA 0.3-m f/4.7 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code H47 charlesbell.jpg
Charles S. Morris Fillmore, CA USA Personal email
Charlie Trump Charlestown, IN USA charlietrump.jpg
Chris Holt Great Britain I'm observing from southern England (51.7 N), using an equatorially mounted 150 mm f/6 Newtonian cometchasing-mailinglist
Chris Wyatt Walcha NSW Australia 20cm Celestron Ultima SCT (f:10, f:6.3) ; 25cm GSO Dobsonian ( f:5 ) ; 7x50 B and 10x50 B. and 11x70 Binoculars All obs visual chriswyatt.jpg
Christian Fuchs Zeitlarn Germany
Christian Harder Scheeßel-OT Jeerdorf Germany 21" f/ 3.4 Dobson, 12" f/4 Dobson, 12" f/5 Newton, 10" f/4.5 Dobson, 8" f/ 4.5 Dobson, 8" f/ 4 Dobson, 6" f/4 Dobson
Christian Overhaus Borken Germany 0.1-m f/9 refractor + CCD, observatory code B59 MPEC
Christian Rusch St. Gallen Schweiz
Christian Schuchter Konstanz Germany
Christopher Spratt Victoria, British Columbia Canada I've been a comet observer since 1957 (longer than being a member of the AAVSO which I joined in 1961).. Seen and imaged (astrometry) over 170 comets in that time. Was an independent discoverer of 1994i Takamazawa. (Check IAUC #5987 where it is noted that I made an independent discovery of Comet Takamizawa (1994i) on May 8th, 1994.
Colin James Watling Kessingland, Lowestoft Great Britain Cometobs
Con Stoitsis Caulfield, Victoria Australia I am 41 years of age, and been a observer since the age of 10. I have other Astronomical interests, but comet observation and analysis, is my first passion. I use the following instruments 12 Inch F5 Dobsonian 8 Inch F6 Dobsonian 12x70mm Binoculars
Constantinos Theodoridis Thessalonica Greece I research for new comets, from my amateur Observatory in village ΑΣΠΡΟΣ Greece = 40°, 53΄, 56¨ North. 22°, 38΄, 05¨ East. a) With 10’’,(254mm), f/4, S/Newton Telescope + 22mm 2’’Televue Ocular, and 2X,2’’ Power-mate Televue, optical. b) Photographical with Canon 350D and Lens 200mm,f/2,8 guiding with QHY-5 auto guider + ED 80mm Triplet Air Spaced FCD-1 f/6. constantinostheodoridis.jpg privat email
Daniel Fischer Koenigswinter Germany
Daniele Pinciroli Arconate Italy I am 44 years of age, and been a observer since the age of 12. For my comet hunting and observations on Italian Alps I use the Vixen 25x125mm Binoculars email
Danil Sidorko Korenovsk Russia cometobs-ml
Danilo Pivato Roma, Casal Lumbroso Italy 0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD, observatory code B53 MPEC
Dave Adalian Visalia, CA USA
Dave Hoover Seattle WA USA davehoover.jpg
Dave Kodama Cerritos, CA USA
David A. Birmingham Thompsonville, Illinois USA 0.31-m f/3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code H53 davidbirmingham.jpg personal mail
David Bender Braesen Germany
David Cardeñosa Boecillo Spain SC 8" + CCD, MPC J05 Bootes Obs, comets-ml
David Evans Birmingham Great Britain davidevans.jpg
David Higgins Canberra Australia davidhiggins.jpg
David Levy, Wendee Levy,Tony Glinos Vail, AZ USA 0.64-m f/7.2 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, observatory code G92 MPEC
David Moore Dublin Ireland davidmoore.jpg
David Nicholls Canberra Australia
David Pringle-Wood Zimbabwe
David Seargent Cowra, NSW Australia
David Strange Branscombe, East Devon Great Britain
David Vansteelant Brugge Belgium Info: Equipped with 12" f4, always visual observations of comets, my favorite ones. placing estimates on this page:
Denis Buczynski Tarbatness Peninsula Scotland C14 on Paramount ME, 30cm f/4 corrected Newtonian, 15cm f/8 Refractor, 20x80, 10x50,8x42 binoculars IAU CODE I81 Currently I am Secretary of the Comet Section The British Astronomical Association. denisbuczynski.jpg personal mail
Dennis O'Day Jacksonville, FL USA dennisoday.jpg
Dennis Persyk Hampshire, IL USA
Diego Rodriguez Spain
Dieter Schubert Pluederhausen Germany dieterschubert.jpg
Dmitry Chestnov Saransk Russia
Don Machholz Colfax, CA USA
Donn Mukensnable Kamuela, HI USA
Donna Burton Coonabarabran, New South Wales Australia I am from Coonabarabran and have worked with Rob McNaught I also chase comets with my 12" Dob.
Doug Snyder Palominas, AZ USA
Dr Paolo Candy Soriano nel Cimino (Vt) Italy Owner-Director Ci.A.O. Cimini Astronomical Observatory & Planetarium Ritchey-Chretien 0.5 m F/8 (F/6, F/5), RC 8" F/8 (F/6, F/5), Baker-Schmidt 8" F/2, Nikon 200mm ED-IF F/2 personal email
Dr. D. T. Durig Sewanee, TN USA
Dr. Ingo Janiszczak Oberhausen Germany
Dr. P. Clay Sherrod Petit Jean Mountain, AR USA Arkansas Sky Observatories MPC H45 - Petit Jean Mountain South MPC H41 - Petit Jean Mountain MPC H43 - Conway West claysherrod.jpg
Dr. Riccardo Robitschek Milano Italy
Dr. Salvador Aguirre Mexico Reflector / Dob, 10 inches, F/4.7 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain , F/10 8" 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain , F/10 Camera CCD DMK 41AU 02.AS soon low resolution spectroscopy ( Star Analyser 100 + RSpec Software).
Dr. Volker Kasten Garbsen Germany
Dr. Werner Celnik Rheinberg Germany
Ed Cannon Austin Texas USA
Ed Murray Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA
Eddie Mahoney Maui, HI USA
Edward Beshore Tucson, AZ USA Catalina Sky Survey
Edwin van Dijk Burlage Germany I do visual observations of comets since comet halley (1986).
Efrain Morales Rivera Aguadilla Puerto Rico LX200ACF 12in. OTA, ZenithStar ED80II APO, SolarMax40(Ha), CGE mount, ST2000xm Ccd, AO8, CFW9, ST402xme, PGR Flea3 Ccd. efrainmoralesrivera.jpg personal mail
Ellen Papenburg Drayton, ON Canada ellenpapenburg.jpg
Enrico Prosperi Larciano Italy Castelmartini Observatory 0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code 160 MPEC
Eric J. Christensen Mt. Bigelow USA Catalina Sky Survey
Eric Walker Scotland ericwalker.jpg
Erik Bryssinck Kruibeke Belgium Orion Optics AG16 0.4-m f/3.8 astrograph + ASA DDM85 mount + STL6303E camera, C11 telescope + 10Micron GM2000 Qci Mount + ST10XME camera, observatory code B96 erikbryssinck.jpg MPEC
Ernesto Guido Castelammare di Stabia Italy ernestoguido.jpg
Erwin Schwab Egelsbach Germany
Esteban Reina Lorenz Masquefa-Barcelona Spain Observatori de Masquefa - MPC 232 Meade S/C 10" LX 200 f3.3 CCD Sbig ST7
F. A. Rodriguez Vega de San Spain Observatorio Montana Cabreja, 0.20-m f/4 reflector + CCD, observatory code J45 MPEC
F. Garcia Valdes Spain Observatorio La Vara 0.25-m f/8.1 reflector + CCD, observatory code J38 MPEC
Fabrizio Montanucci Rome Italy
Federico Manzini + Virginio Oldani Sozzago (Novara) Italy Stazione Astronomica di Sozzago – IAU A12 0,4-m f/6.7 Cassegrain + CCD federicomanzini.jpg personal mail
Fedor Sharov Moscow Russia
Fernando Limón Rivas Vaciamadrid Spain Observatorio Blanquit, observatory code I99 MPEC
Filip Fratev Zvezdno Obshtestvo Observatory Bulgaria 0.35-m f/3.4 reflector + CCD, observatory code MPC A79
Finbarr Connolly Kilmallock, Limerick Ireland As a member of History and Astronomy societies, I am interested in Great Comets of the past. I observe current comets with an 8 inch telescope and digital camera. Comet Hyakutake is the greatest astronomical spectacle I have witnessed. cometdonati1858.jpg
Frank Gutowski Oviedo, FL USA
Frank J Melillo Holtsville, NY USA
Frank Jungclaus Wedemark Germany 0.15-m f/7 refractor & 0.25-m f/10 Schmidt-Cass. + CCD, MPC B62 email
Frans van Loo Genk Belgium comet observer since 1970, 320mm f 5 Dob. second principal is a 20x120 Nikon bino fransvanloo.jpg
Fraser Farrell South Australia
Fredrik Broms Kvaløysletta Norway Remarks: Visual observing and digital imaging of comets and northern lights from Troms in northern Norway using an equatorially mounted DSLR fbroms.jpg personal email
Friedrich Wilhelm Gerber Mainz Germany comet discoverer
G.W.Christie,T.Natusch. Auckland Observatory New Zealand 0.40-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code 467 MPEC
Gábor Sánta Szeged Hungary Szeged Observatory Foundation, ccd and visual observations, ccd: f/3 0.4m telescope+ST-7, visual: 10x50 binoculars, 0.07m refractor, 0.13m reflector, 0.22m reflector, 0.25m reflector - making drawings
Gary Hug Topeka USA Sandlot Observatory, 0.56-m reflector + CCD, observatory code H36 MPEC 2008-Y53
Gary W. Kronk St. Jacob, IL USA
Gerald Rhemann Eichgraben Austria
Gérald Sachot Rouet France 0.13-m f/7.0 refractor + CCD, observatory code C09 personal mail
Gerhard Dangl Nonndorf bei Grünau Austria 0.25-m f/4.8 Newtonian reflector + CCD, observatory code C47 gerharddangl.jpg
Gerhard Gramm Hueffenhardt Germany
Gianluca Masi  Ceccano Italy Photometric observations of NEOs gianlucamasi.jpg
Giannantonio Milani Padova Italy
Gideon van Buitenen Dordrecht The Netherlands I observe visually with a 12" f/5 dobson, a small 5" f/5 newtonian and 10x50s, comets permitting. (Observations and sketches can also be found on my website.) Additionally I image comets remotely via iTelescope, prioritizing on those that are still out of reach for most amateurs, or in need of additional astrometry.
Giovanni Sostero 1964-2012 Povoletto Italy giovannisostero.jpg
Giuseppe Pappa Mascalucia Italy giuseppepappa.jpg
Gonzalo Tancredi Montevideo Uruguay
Gordon Garradd Tamworth, New South Wales Australia Catalina Sky Survey
Greg Crinklaw Cloudcroft, NM USA
Gregg Ruppel Tucson, AZ USA greggruppel.jpg personal mail
Guenther Strauch Hoxfeld, Borken Germany
Guiseppe Canonaco Genk Belgium
Gunnar Glitscher Germany
Gustavo Muler Schteinman Lanzarote island, Canary islands Spain Observatorio Nazaret LX 200 12" St-8 xme,, observatory code J47
Guus Gilein Noordwijk The Netherlands My main interests are variable star and comet observing Instruments: 36,8 cm f/4,5 Starsplitter Dobson 15 cm f/8, 12,7 cm f/6,5 and 8 cm f/5 refractors (achromats) 10x50, 20x60 and 20x/30x/37x 100mm (90 degree) binoculars
H. Abe Yatsuka Japan 0.26-m f/6.0 reflector + CCD, observatory code 367 MPEC
H. B. Zhao,J. S. Yao, Y. Z. Wu, M. Wang, Nanjing China Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi 1.04-m f/1.8 Schmidt + CCD, observatory code D29 MPEC
H. B. Zhao,J. S. Yao, Y. Z. Wu, M. Wang, XuYi Observation Station China Purple Mountain Observatory, 1.04-m f/1.8 Schmidt + CCD, observatory code D29
Hans-Georg Mohr 88682 Salem Germany
Hartwig Luethen Hamburg Altona Germany
Heinrich Jahn Nebel Germany
Herman Mikuz Idrija Slovenia observatory code 106
Hidetako Sato Tokyo Japan
Hirohisa Sato Sukagawa Fukushima Japan
Hiroki Akisawa Hoshinoko Yakata, 1470-24 Aoyama, Himeji Japan comets-ml
I.Almendros La Dehesilla Spain Observatorio La Dehesilla 0.30-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code 212 MPEC
Ian Cooper Glen Oroua, Manawatu, New Zealand comets-ml
Ignacio Ferrìn Merida Venezuela Instruments: 1 m Schmidt telescope f/3 + CCD 1 m Reflector f/5 + CCD Site altitude: 3600 m ignacio+subtitle2.jpg comets-ml
Ireneusz Wlodarczyk Chorzow, Slaskie Poland Obraz003.jpg
J. Biggs Bickley 6076 Australia 0.35-m f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code MPC 322
J. Fletcher Gloucester Great Britain Mount Tuffley Observatory, 0.25-m f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code J93
J. McCormick Pakuranga New Zealand Farm Cove 0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code E85 MPEC
J. Qvam Borrevannet, Horten Norway 0.46-m reflector + CCD
Jakub Cerny Senohraby Czech Republic jakubcerny.jpg
James Fraser Alness Great Britain I have been observing comets visually since 1987. Using 10x50 and 25x100 Binoculars and a Schmidt-Cassegrain 20cm. I have recently begun imaging them with 70mm refractor. jamesfraser.jpg personal email
James R. Schofer Beaumont, CA USA Meade 10"LX200 GPS f5, Meade DSI Pro II Monochrome, 8x10 Roll Off
James Schultheis Scottdale Pa. USA
Jamison Turnbull Keflavik Iceland jamisonturnbull.jpg
Jan Gensler Bad Neustadt Germany
Javier Temprano Santander Spain Observatorio Linceo - MPC J59 Meade S/C 10" LX 200 f3.3 CCD Sbig ST7 Comets-ml
Jean-François Soulier Maisoncelles France I am working with 3 instruments (C10 / A77 / W96). T300 Remote Newton/Cassegrain Carbon, F/D:3.8, observatory code C10 T300 Remote Newton/Cassegrain Carbon, F/D:3.8, A77 = is at Dauban, at François Kugel, in the South of France. Newton T200 Remote Carbon F/D:4, mount I also work with A. Maury, Chile, SpaceObs., W96, on a T400 R-C Remote jeanfrancoissoulier.jpg comets-ml
Jean-Pierre Masviel France
Jeff Bennett Ojai Valley, CA USA
Jens Briesemeister Magdeburg Germany
Jerry Philpot Franklin, TN USA
Jesus Gallego Alcorcón Spain 100mm refractor f/5.4 I observe comets since 1985. I was the spanish observer with more visual magnitude estimations of Halley's comet in 1985-1986. jesusgallego.jpg personal email
Jesus Guerrero Barquisimeto Venezuela
Jim Gifford. Glenlynn Australia jimgifford.jpg
Jim McCormick Victor, Idaho USA
Jim Pryal Federal Way, WA USA Cometobs-ml
Jim Skinner Castle Rock, CO USA I observe with a C8 telescope and mount my digital Pentax K20 on top, so I only photograph comets 9th mag (so far) and brighter. I use 50mm, 135mm, 200mm, and 300mm lenses. personal mail
Jin Beize Beijing China C42 comets-ml
João Porto Ponta Delgada Portugal Refractor 102mm f/8, Canon 350D with clip system filter CLS personal mail
Joe Stieber Maple Shade, New Jersey USA Cometobs
Joerg Kopplin Altenburg Germany joergkopplin.jpg
Johan Warell Skurup Sweden I use mainly a 25 cm LX200 @f/4.6 + SXV-H9 for comet imaging. personal email
Johannes Kohr Germany
John and Jane K Rockville, MD USA johnk.jpg
John Bortle Stormville, NY USA
John Broughton Reedy Creek, Qld Australia
John Drummond Gisborne New Zealand Possum Observatory (IAU Code: E94, 41cm f4.5 Meade Newtonian (x2) 20cm f4 Vixen Newtonian ED 80 f7.5 Skywatcher refractor SBIG STL11000M CCD Canon 350D DSLR johndrummond.jpg
John J. Maikner New Ringgold, Pa USA I am 64 years of age and have been an observer since the age of 18. My astronomical interest are comets, minor planet and deep sky objects. I am a retired chemist and just moved to a dark sky location. I have been able to image over 60 comets during the last year. I image with an Astro-Physics 155 mm F/7 refractor and FLI 16803 CCD camera. 07/2020
John Sabia Clark Summit, PA USA
Jonathan Shanklin Cambridge Great Britain
Jordi Camarasa Roura Sabadell, Barcelona Spain Observatory Paus MPC B49, Telescope 0.25 f:4 Schmid/Newton,CCD ST7-XMNE
Jose Carvajal Avila Spain
Jose Fernando Alves Goncalves Sintra Portugal I am 43 years of age, and been an observer since the age of 20. I have other astronomical interests (eclipses, meteors, planets, deep-sky, etc.) but my principal passion have always been comet observing. So far (2012) I have seen 40 comets (the first was C/1987 P1 Bradfield). I use mostly binoculars ( from 8X30 to 20X80 ) and sometimes a 114mm reflector. comets-ml
José J. Chambó Valles Spain
José Luis Doreste Caballero Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain Obs. Los Altos de Arguineguin, MPC J55 Tel.: SC 14" f/10 Eq. + ST-2000XM (Mono) Hypatia Group of Telescopes jldoreste.jpg comets-ml
Jose Magsaysay San Diego, CA USA josemagsaysay.jpg
José Rodrigues Ribeiro Portugal
Josef Mueller Irmtraut/Westerwald Germany observatory code A21 0.31 m f/4.9 Newtonian reflector + ST-10XME 0.13 m f/6.0 refractor + SXV-H9 0.08 m f/6.0 refractor + EOS 1000D-Astro josef_k.jpg
Josep M. Aymami Tiana Spain Observatorio Carmelita, 0.25-m f/4.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code B20 MPEC
Josep M. Bosch Santa Maria de Montmagastrell, Tarrega Spain 0.31-m f/4.9 Newtonian reflector + CCD, observatory code B74 MPEC
Juan Antonio Henríquez Santana Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain Losmandy G11+ Gemini + Vixen Visac (200, f/9) +TCF-S+ ST-9XE, 0.2-m f/9 Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code J51 henriquez.jpg MPEC + email
Juan Jose Gonzalez Oviedo Spain Visual observations from Asturias - León - Cantabrian Mountains ( N. Spain ). Telescopes: SC 203 mm (Meade LX-200 GPS), SN 152 mm, MC 102 mm. Binoculars 25x100, 11x80, 10x50, 7x50 , 4x30. juangonzalez.jpg
Juan Lacruz Avila Spain
Juan Manuel San Juan Spain
Juan-Luis Glez. Carballo Badajoz Spain Equipment: SC0,20 m + CCD + Urban Observatory personal mail
Juergen Linder Durmersheim Germany juergenlinder.jpg
Julio Castellano Valencia Spain Observatorio Rodeno 0.20-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code 939 MPEC
Jure Atanackov Slovenia
Jure Zakrajsek Slovenia.
Justin Tilbrook Penwortham Australia BAA Comets Tale
K. Itagaki Takanezawa-Tochigi Japan 0,2-m f/3, reflector + CCD
K. Kadota Ageo Japan 0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD, observatory code 349 MPEC
K. Yoshimoto Hirao, Yamaguchi Japan 16-cm reflector + CCD
K.Sarneczky Piszkesteto Hungary 0.60-m Schmidt + CCD, observatory code 461 MPEC
Kamil Hornoch Ondřejov u Prahy Czech Republic
Ken-ichi Kadota Japan
Kevin Conod Newark, NJ USA
Klaas Jobse Oostkapelle The Netherlands
Koen Van der Auwera Muizen Belgium
Konrad Horn Bovenden Germany
Krzysztof Kida Elblag Polska equipment: L150/750, L250/1320, EQ-6, Canon EOS 350D, B20x60 personal mail
L. Montoro Sant Celoni Spain 0.20-m f/3.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain, observatory code B70 MPEC
L. Tesi, E. Tognell,G.Fagiol,M. Mazzucat San Marcello Pistoiese Italy 0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD, observatory code 104 MPEC
L.Donato,M.Gonano,V.Gonano,E.Guido,V.San Remanzacco Italy 0.45-m f/4.4 Newtonian reflector + CCD, observatory code 473 MPEC
Lance Arnold Perth Australia
Luc Arnold Saint-Michel-l Observatoire France Instrument: 0.2-m f/5.5 Newton + CCD, observatory code 511 (Haute Provence) Email
Luca Buzzi Varese Italy Schiaparelli Observatory 0.38-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD, 0.60-m f/4.64 reflector + CCD, observatory code 204 MPEC
Luciano Lai Italy
Luis Mansilla Rosario Argentina Coordinator of The LIADA Comets Section - The Iberoamerican Astronomical League. 0.10-m f/4.5 refractor, 10x50 B, 7x50 B. All visual observations luismansilla.jpg
M. Emmerich, S. Melchert Weinheim Germany Guidestar Observatory, 0.36-m f/6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code A17 MPEC
M. Honkova, M. Tichy Klet Czech Republic 0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD, observatory code 246 MPEC
M. L. Paradowski Dabrowa Poland 0.25-m reflector
M. L. Varela M. M. Cesco El Leoncito Argentina 0.5-m f/7.5 double astrograph + CCD, observatory code 808
M. Tsumura Wakayama Japan 35-cm reflector + CCD
M.Casali,A.Soffiantini, G.Pizzetti,M.Mic Lumezzane Italy 0.40-m f/4.5 reflector+CCD, observatory code 130 MPEC
Maciej Reszelski Poland
Maik Meyer Limburg Germany maikmeyer.jpg
Manos Kardasis Glyfada-Athens Greece Meade LX 200 10", f/10, 20x60 binocular, 10x50 binocular
Manuel Valencia Ramírez Lima Peru I observe comets from 1P/Halley (in 1986) For comets in the best position, I just need a binocular. I have an 25x100mm and an 10x50mm. Ocasionally use an refractor 6" f/10. personal mail
Marcin Filipek Jerzmanowice Poland 165/1200 Newton, 300/1800 Newton, 20x66 binocular, 25x100 binocular marcinfilipek.jpg
Marco Frissen Ulestraten Netherlands Comet observer dabbling into Comet and widefield astrophotography w/modified Canon 450d. equipment: 9x63 and 15x70 binoculars, WO ZS70ED for astrophotography. 15cm F/5 self made Newton. personal email
Marco Goiato Aracatuba Brazil 22-cm reflector
Marek Biely Brno Czech Republic cometobs-ml
Marian Legutko Gliwice Poland 20x60B
Mark S Deprest Ann Arbor, MI USA markdeprest.jpg
Martin Gembec Jablonec nad Nisou Czech Republic comet-images maillinglist
Martin Lehký Hradec Kralove Czech Republic astrometry of comets and mp photometry of mp MPC 048 Hradec Kralove 0.40-m f/5 reflector + CCD visual observations of comets 0.42-m f/5 reflector (dobson) binoculars 25x100 0.25-m f/4.2 reflector ... and many others:) martinlehky.jpg
Martin Mašek Liberec Czech Republic 12" dobson F 5.6 + Newton 200/1000mm martin_masek_12inch_telescope.jpg
Martin Mc Kenna Maghera Northern Ireland martinmckenna.jpg
Martin Mobberley Bury Saint Edmunds Great Britain martinmobberley.jpg
Martin Nischang 39106 Magdeburg Germany personal email
Martino Nicolini Cavezzo Italy personal email
Massimiliano Martignoni Magnago Italy SC 0.25m f/10
Matthias Achternbosch Offenburg Germany
Michael Boschat Halifax Canada Cometobs
Michael Buechner Nandlstadt Germany
Michael Doyle Charlottesville, VA USA
Michael Hahn Kiel Germany
Michael Hauss Liederbach am Taunus Germany
Michael Horn Queensland Australia
Michael Jaeger Weissenkirchen Wachau Austria
Michael Mattiazzo Castlemaine Victoria Australia michaelmattiazzo.jpg
Michael Moeller Timmendorfer Strand Germany
Michael Rosolina Friars Hill, WV USA CometObs-ml
Michal Drahus Poland
Michal Kusiak Zywiec Poland I'm young astronomy student in Astronomical Observatory Jagiellonian University in Cracov (Poland). At this moment (temporary) my 'only' equipment is... "brain" (and PC). My famous topic are Sungrazing Comets (hunting and investigating).
Michel Deconinck Artignosc-sur-Verdon France
Mike Androsch Oberneukirchen Austria mikeandrosch.jpg
Mike Begbie Harare Zimbabwe
Mike Holloway Van Buren, AR USA
Mike Linnolt Dillingham, HI USA
Mike Mattei Littleton, MA USA mikemattei.jpg
Mike Olason Parker, CO USA I image with an Astro-Tech 66mm f/6 Refractor taking images with an SBIG ST-402 guided by an SBIG ST-402 and SBIG efinder on a Celestron CG5-GT Mount.
Mikhail Maslov Novosibirsk Russia Newton 12", F/2.8
N. Moritz Fall Creek, WI USA Hobbs Observatory, 0.60-m f/5 reflector + CCD, observatory code 750 MPEC
Neil Norman Ipswich Great Britain cometobs-ml
Nick Evetts Kempston Great Britain In Progress The Albert Childs Observatory Equipment: C10-NGT Canon Xi DSLR and Orion StarShoot Solar System Colour Imaging Camera IV personal email
Nick Howes Cherhill UK 2m Faulkes Telescope North and South 11" SCT at home 5" TMB refractor for wide field personal mail
Nicolas Biver France
Nils Vest Denmark CometObs-ml
Norbert Mrozek Hagen Germany norbermrozek.jpg
O. Canales Zaragoza Spain Observatorio Pinsoro 0.25-m f/3.2 reflector + CCD, observatory code J52 MPEC
Onkar Dixit Marmagao India
Otto Guthier Heppenheim Germany
P.C. Sherrod Petit Jean Mountain South USA 0.51-m f/4.3 astrograph + CCD, observatory code H45 MPEC
P.Camilleri, E. Guido Catania Italy Skylive Observatory 0.30-m f/6 reflector + CCD, observatory code B40 MPEC
P.Kocher Marly Swiss 0.5-m f/3.3 Hypergraph + CCD, observatory code A13 MPEC
Paco Ocaña Madrid Spain
Patrick Stonehouse Changzhou China discovered Comet C/1998/H1 patstonehouaseuniversity.jpg
Paul Camilleri Katherine NT Australia
Paul Floyd Canberra Australia
Paul Kemp Auckland New Zealand
Paul Mortfield Toronto Canada I use 2 sites. Canada - David Dunlap Observatory, Toronto, Ontario. MPC:779 1.9m Cassegrain USA - Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry, California. MPC:G80 0.4m RC personal mail
Pedro Maysonet Tampa, Fl USA At the present I'm living in Tampa, Fl, USA, but I'm from Puerto Rico. My equipment are, Meade 70az 600mm F/8.57, Celestron 127mm F/ 7.87 Newtonian, Orion 8" F/5.9 dobsonian, Zhumell 20x80 binos. pedromaysonet.jpg cometobs-ml
Pepe Manteca Spain S/C14" + st9 + ST2000XCM Observatorio de Begues MPC 170
Peter Birtwhistle Newbury Great Britain peterbirtwhistle.jpg
Peter Bus - passed away 25.06.2016 Groningen The Netherlands Observing comets since 1967. Instruments: 7.8cm f/4.0 and 6.7cm f/4.5 refractor. Binoculars: 21x100, 10x56, 7x50, 6,5x44, 2,5x30 opera glass comets-ml
Peter Carson Leigh on sea nr Southend Essex UK Great Britain Eastwood Observatory MPC code K02 315 mm f5.4-f/8 corrected Dall Kirkham reflector. Paramount MEII, Sbig ST8300 CCD I'm a member of the British Astronomical Association Comet Section and CCD imaging advisor for the BAA Comet section. Further details at petercarson.jpg
Peter De Schrijver Halle Belgium Main activity: Visual observing of comet using 0.25m f/5 Newton, 0.2m f/6.3 SCT, 0.15m f/5 refractor, 15x80 binoculars personal email
Peter Ens Sursee Luzern Switzerland peterens.jpg
Peter Mitrofanov Pskov Russia 15x70B, cometobs-ml
Peter Staettmayer Hersching Germany Lichtenknecker FFC, 520mm, f/2.7
Peter van Grijfland Zwolle The Netherlands
Phil Creed Canton, OH USA
Philip Corneille De Haan Aan Zee Belgium corneillemcnaught.jpg
Pierre Laporte Montmorency Quebec, Canada
Pieter-Jan Dekelver 3630 Maasmechelen Belgium pieterjandekelver.jpg
Piotr Guzik Krosno Poland
Quanzhi Ye Guangzhou China
Quico Hernandez Cabrera Fasnia Tenerife Spain comets-ml
R. A. Kowalski, R. G. Matheny, A. R. Gib Mt. Lemmon, AZ USA 1.5-m reflector + CCD, observatory code G96 MPEC
R. A. Mastaler, T. H. Bressi,A. F. Tubbi Kitt Peak, AZ USA 0.9-m f/3 reflector + CCD, observatory code 691 MPEC
R. Casas Spain 0.50-m f/4 reflector + CCD., observatory code MPC 619
R. G. Matheny, R. A. Kowalski, J. A. Mt. Lemmon USA Catalina Sky Survey 0.68-m Schmidt + CCD, observatory code 703 MPEC
R.Garofalo Treviso Italy
Rafa Ferrando Segorbe (CASTELLON) Spain observatory code 941 comets-ml
Rafael Benavides Posadas Spain 0.28-m f/5.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code J53 MPEC
Rafal Reszelewski Swidwin Poland
Rahul Zota Bhuj India I have been observing comets since year 2004 and searching for new comets visually since 2007. I am using a 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian and a 102mm f/5 refractor on motorized equatorial mount with my DSLR camera for comet photography and comet hunting. 25x100 binoculars for visual comet hunting
Ralph Aguirre Sacramento, CA USA Comets have always been my favorite objects to observe. I've been observing comets since Comet Bennett way back in 1969 as a child. This year I enjoyed observing Comet PannStarr and Comet Lemmon, and look forward to observing comet Ison, Lovejoy and the many other comets that will be visiting us this year and beyond. ralphaguirre.jpg
Ramon Naves +Montse Campàs Cabrils - Barcelona Spanien Obs. Montcabrer - MPC 213 Meade 12" LX200 f5 SBIG ST8
Raquel Shida Brazil
Raúl Salvo Montevideo Uruguay Observatorio Astronómico los Molinos Telescopes: 0.46m Astroworks Centurion 18 and 0.35m Broadhurst Clarkson & Fuller 0.35-m f/5 Newtonian reflector + CCD, observatory code 844 raulsalvo.jpg MPEC
Raymond Maher USA
Reinder J. Bouma Groningen The Netherlands
Richard Hill Tucson, AZ USA Jim Loudon Obs and Catalina Sky Survey
Richard Kowalski Tucson, AZ USA Catalina Sky Survey RAKowalski_G96_2008TC3-a.jpg MPEC
Richard Miles Sherborne Great Britain Golden Hill Observatory, MPC code J77, 0.35-m f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain, 0.10-m f/2.8 refractor, Director of BAA Asteroids and Remote Planets Section richardmiles.jpg
Rick H. Bakersfield, CA USA
Rob Kaufman Bright, Victoria Australia
Rob Lightbown Caribou, Maine United States Remarks: Equipment: 12 Inch f/4.9 Dobsonian Reflector. roblightbown.jpg personal mail
Robert G. Warren Cleveland, TN USA
Rodney Austin New Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand rodneyaustin.jpg
Rodolfo Ferraiuolo San Rafael, Mendoza Argentina Observer's location: San Rafael, Mza. ARG. (34º 37' 3" S // 68º 20' 8" W) Binoculars 7x50 and 15x70. Telescopes SC 5”and SC 11” rodolfoferraiuolo.jpg personal mail
Roger Dymock Waterlooville Great Britain Most of my imaging is done with the Sierra Stars Optical Network (SSON) telescope and I am currently experimenting with iTelescope. I do own a 10" Orion Optics (UK) Newtonian reflector, rogerdymock.jpg personal mail
Roland Fichtl 91346 Wiesenttal Germany 40cm f/2.5 Newtonian rolandfichtl.jpg
Roland Plaschke 45896 Gelsenkirchen Germany Skywatcher 80/600 ED Pro, 80/900 Celestron and 6" Newton f6 selfmade. CCD Camera Atik 16 and Canon EOS 1000d modified rolandplaschke.jpg personal mail
Rolando Ligustri Udine Italy rolandoligustri.jpg
Rolf Carstens Rotorua New Zealand Geyserland Observatory, IAU Observatory Code: E89 Meade 10" SCT F / 4.5 RolfCarstensscope.jpg
Roman Kostenko Poltava Ukraine I visually observe comets since Aug.2007. Binoculars: 20x90, 22x32, Newtonian reflector 76mm f/9. My cometary limiting magnitude is currently ~10.0m. romankostenko.jpg Cometobs
S. Foglia Novara Veveri Italy
Sachindra Karanth India
Sandor Szabo and Zoltan Toth Sopron Hungary
Seiichi Yoshida Japan
Sergey E. Shurpakov Baran Belarus Observatory Taurus-1, A98, 410 mm Newton, 190 mm Newton, 150 mm Newton, 80 mm APO... + ccd Artemis 285AL, DSI PRO
Simon Krulec Celje Slovenia 20cm f/4,5 Newton on HEQ5 mount and Canon 450d personal mail
Simon Walsh Johannesburg South Africa I observe comets photographically from a mag 5.5 urban location and from a Bortle class 1 dark sky site in the Waterberg. private email
Simone Bolzoni Italy
Song Chen HangZhou city China Vixen R200SS reflector and ESO350D personal email
Sorin Hotea Sighetu-Marmatiei Romania
Stanislav Korotkiy Ka-Dar , Moscow Russia stanislavkorotkiy .jpg
Stefan Beck Holzgerlingen Germany stefanbeck.jpg
Stefan Karge Frankfurt/Main Germany Taunus Observatory MPC B01
Stephane Garro France
Stephane Ttakbou Wormhout France Observatoire de l'ancienne abbaye, T180 Newton,Sigma Apo 300 mm,CCD Audine Kaf 3200 ME 0.07-m refractor + CCD, 0.08-m refractor + CCD, observatory code A11
Stephen McCann Southampton Great Britain
Steve E. Farmer Jr. Ty Ty - GA USA stevefarmer.jpg
Steve Larson Tucson, AZ USA Catalina Sky Survey
Stuart T. Rae Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand
Svetozár Stefecek Slovakia
T. Green South Africa
T. Jones South Africa
T. Takahashi Kurihara Japan 0.15-m f/6.7 refractor + CCD, observatory code D95 MPEC
T.Seki,K.Muraoka,.Shimomoto Geisei Japan 0.70-m f/7 reflector(photographic),0.70-m f/7 reflector + CCD, observatory code 372 MPEC
Tao CHEN SuZhou,JiangSu P.R.China Telescope:0.3m F/5 Newtonian telescope+CCD
Terry Lovejoy Thornlands, Qld Australia terrylovejoy.jpg
Thierry Noel Gieres France 0.20-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD, observatory code B83 gieres.jpg MPEC
Thomas Dorman Zab Oklahoma USA
Thomas Lehmann Weimar Germany personal mail
Thorsten Boeckel Germerswang Germany
Thorsten Zilch Dortmund Germany
Tibor Csorgei Blahova Slovakia 350/1500 Dobsonian, 100/1000 ref, 7x50 B and 15x50 B., All obs visual
Tim P. Cooper South Africa
Timo Karhula Virsbo Sweden CometObs-ml
Todd Augustyniak Bartlett, IL USA 30.5 cm reflector comet-obs ml
Tom Victor Kolkin Norway comets-ml
Toni Climent Alginet Spain 0.25-m f/4 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, observatory code J97 MPEC
Toni Scarmato Zambrone Italy 25-cm reflector + CCD
Tony Beresford Adelaid Australia
Tony Farkas Okinawa Japan Comets Imaging Mailinglist
Tony Hoffmann New York USA
Tristan DiLapo Colden, NY USA
Uwe Pilz Leipzig Germany uwepilz.jpg
Uwe Wohlrab Schoenebeck Germany
Veijo Kallio Lumijoki Finland I mainly take photos of comets using CCD -camera but sometimes I watch them visually also. main instument 0.40-m reflector + CCD. "Snowriver Observatory", Lumijoki A70
Vello Tabur Wanniassa, Canberra Australia
Vincent Jacques Breil sur Roya France
Virgilio Gonano Udine Italy i do astrometry of comets and sometimes confirmation of comets from the necop list
Vitali Nevski Vitebsk Belarus
Volkmar Koch Buchloe Germany
Walter Borghini Casasco Italy Osservatorio di Casasco, 0.4-m f/7.3 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, observatory code B66
Walter Kutschera Feldatal Germany
Walter Rubén Robledo Cordoba Argentina El Cóndor Observatory I21, Celestron 20cm Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD
Wentao Xu Guangzhou China CometObs-ml
Werner Hasubick Buchloe Germany 0.44-m f/4.6 reflector + CCD, observatory code 215 MPEC
Wilian Carlos de Souza Sao Paulo Brazil williansouza.jpg
Will Godward Moonta Australia
Wolfgang Meyer Berlin Germany
Wolfgang Renz Karlsruhe Germany
Xing Gao Xinjiang China Xingming Obervatory , 0.07-m f/2.8 lens and camera + CCD, observatory code C42
Y Pavan Kumar Sarma Aurangabad Maharashtra India
Y. Ohshima Nagano Japan 0.3-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD, observatory code D81 MPEC
Y. Sugiyama Hiratsuka Japan 0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD, observatory code D88 MPEC
Y.Ikari Moriyama Japan 0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD, observatory code 900 MPEC
Zoltan Kuli Budapest Hungary personal mail