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Comet Section

The Section covers all aspects of observation that relate to comets. Observing comets can be tricky, particularly making visual magnitude estimates, but practice and perseverance will pay off. CCD and DSLR observations offer objective views of comets. Your observations can make a contribution to the scientific study of comets and the Section welcomes all types of observations. Beginners can contribute too, perhaps simply by reporting that a comet is visible. If you submit observations by email this is preferred. 'Armchair' observers are also welcome to join the Section and may be able to contribute through research on historical documents or data in libraries and on the Internet.


Section Officers

DirectorJonathan Shanklin Assistant Director (Observations)Guy Hurst Assistant Director (CCD Advisor)Nick James Outreach & MentoringRoger Dymock SecretaryDenis Buczynski