2017 comets

Here Comes Comet Heinze for the Holidays

Yeah, we're still all waiting for that next great “Comet of the Century” to make its presence known. In the…

5 years ago

See Comet C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS at its Best

Have you been following the Springtime parade of bright comets? Thus far, the Oort cloud has offered up several fine…

6 years ago

Surprise: Comet E4 Lovejoy Brightens

Had your fill of binocular comets yet? Thus far this year, we've had periodic comets 2P/Encke, 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková and 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák all…

6 years ago

Watch Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková Fly Past Earth This Week

Hankering for some cometary action? An interplanetary interloper pays us a visit this weekend, sliding swiftly through the pre-dawn northern…

6 years ago

Comet U1 NEOWISE: A Possible Binocular Comet?

Well, it looks like we'll close out 2016 without a great 'Comet of the Century.' One of the final discoveries…

6 years ago

Preview: Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková Brightens in December

Looking for a good binocular comet? Well, if luck is on our side, we should be getting our first looks…

6 years ago