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Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter
- Extensive coverage of the event July 1994. Includes observations, reports, 1444 images, news releases and links.
British Astronomical Association Comet Section
- News, recent observations, observing information and advice.
- Comet data archive for amateur astronomers. Includes observation logs and discussions. In English and Italian.
Canadian Comet Catchers
- A list of comets discovered by Canadian astronomers.
Catalogue of Comet Discoveries
- Downloadable catalog. Also news, reading list, articles, links.
Comet Information and the International Comet Quarterly
- From the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. News, observations, orbital data, comet names and designations, links.
- Catalogue of images, ordered by comet.
Comet Section of Germany
- News, observations, analyses of current comets, images, archives, links.
- Overview provided by David Jewitt, an astronomer at UCLA.
Exploring The Planets: Comets
- History, orbits, composition, ways comets are studied, relation to meteor showers. Comets Halley, Shoemaker-Levy 9. From the National Air and Space Museum.
- Glossary of comet (and astronomical) terms.
Lists and Plots: Comets
- Offers updated orbital data, lists and orbit diagrams. Includes near Earth objects and minor planets.
- Orbit computations for selected comets.
- Movies of comets from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Also, background, archives, and how to interpret images and report new discoveries.
- The original discovery and latest news about a new class of interplanetary bodies.
The Age of Comets
- Article by William Newcott republished from the National Geographic magazine.
The ICQ Comet Information Website
- Updated news letter on observation opportunities, designation of names and discoveries. Includes observation data and links.
Views of the Solar System: Comets
- Basic features, data, discoveries, images and sections with specific information on selected comets.
- Encyclopedia entry covers physical characteristics, history. List of well-known comets.
Windows to the Universe: Comets
- General information and data, pictures, details on the most interesting ones.
Comet's Long Tail Tickles Ulysses
- The solar polar orbit satellite observed tail of comet Hyakutake by means of magnetic fields and particle count anomalies. Article from Science News. (April 08, 2000)
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