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Comets Collection

Background imageComets Collection: Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910

Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910
The course of Halleys Comet across the night sky through April and May, 1910. The next predicted perihelion of Halleys Comet is 28 July 2061 Date: 1910

Background imageComets Collection: Heidelberg Comet 1618

Heidelberg Comet 1618
A comet seen over Heidelberg Date: 1618

Background imageComets Collection: Comet August 1921

Comet August 1921
The Earth passes through the tail of an unknown comet, with spectacular aerial effects

Background imageComets Collection: Winchester Comet of 1811

Winchester Comet of 1811
A comet of 1811 as seen at daybreak on October 15th from Otterbourne Hill, Winchester Date: 1811

Background imageComets Collection: Grandville / Comet

Grandville / Comet
The peregrinations of a comet

Background imageComets Collection: Avro Vulcan B.1 7856M - XA8927 - '30'

Avro Vulcan B.1 7856M - XA8927 - '30'
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.1 7856M / XA897 / '30', at RAF Halton on 22 June 1968.Formerly of 230OCU. One of at least six large aircraft known to have landed at the rather small grass airfield at

Background imageComets Collection: de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 7958M - XK716 - '8' 'Cepheus'

de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 7958M - XK716 - '8' 'Cepheus'
Royal Air Force - de Havilland DH.106 Comet C.2 7958M / XK716 / '8' 'Cepheus' (msn ), at RAF Halton on 22 June 1968 One of at least six large aircraft known to have landed at the rather small grass

Background imageComets Collection: Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'

Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M / XA892 / '16' (msn PS4), at RAF Halton on 22 June 1968.Formerly of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, this aircraft never entered service with the RAF

Background imageComets Collection: Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'

Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M / XA892 / '16' (msn PS4), at RAF Halton in November 1962.Formerly of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, this aircraft never entered service with the RAF

Background imageComets Collection: THE GREAT POLITICAL COMET satire inspired by Halley's comet Date: 1909

THE GREAT POLITICAL COMET satire inspired by Halley's comet Date: 1909

Background imageComets Collection: de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 1XB G-APAS

de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 1XB G-APAS
de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1XB G-APAS (msn 6022, ex F-BGNZ / XM823 / 8351M), at the RAF Museum Cosford / Aerospace Museum Cosford

Background imageComets Collection: Punch comment on Halleys Comet - 1910

Punch comment on Halleys Comet - 1910
The Great Amateur. Aviator: " Marvellous Flier! And does it for love!" - Punch Magazines comment on the appearance of Halleys Comet in May, 1910

Background imageComets Collection: Halleys Comet over Hampstead Heath, London, May 1910

Halleys Comet over Hampstead Heath, London, May 1910
Star-gazers watch Halleys Comet near the Flagstaff on Hampstead Heath, London, May 1910. Date: 1910

Background imageComets Collection: Nicols Struyck

Nicols Struyck
NICOLaS STRUYCK Dutch mathematician and astronomer, known for his Cometarium which mapped the progress of comets round the sun. Date: 1687 - 1769

Background imageComets Collection: Appearance of Comet Crommelin in 1881

Appearance of Comet Crommelin in 1881
The appearance of Comet Crommelin in June/July/August 1881. Also known as Comet Pons-Coggia-Winnecke-Forbes, a periodic comet with an orbital period of almost 28 years

Background imageComets Collection: Francesco Bianchini

Francesco Bianchini
FRANCESCO BIANCHINI Italian astronomer, made observations about Venus and the Moon, discovered three comets, worked on the calendar for pope Clement XI. Date: 1662 - 1729

Background imageComets Collection: Comet of 1811 Rhine

Comet of 1811 Rhine
A comet seen over the Rhine in Germany in 1811. Date: 1811

Background imageComets Collection: Comet of 1857 Paris

Comet of 1857 Paris
A comet is seen over Paris: in fact the " Comet of 1857" was a hoax. Date: 1857

Background imageComets Collection: COMETS OF 1577 1680 1769

COMETS OF 1577 1680 1769
THREE EARLY COMET OBSERVATIONS - 1577, after Cornelius Gemma - 1680, after Sturm - 1769, after Messier Date: 1577, 1680, 1769

Background imageComets Collection: Comet of Coggia, 1874

Comet of Coggia, 1874
THE COMET OF COGGIA observed from the Pont-Neuf, Paris, France Date: 1874

Background imageComets Collection: Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel
CAROLINE LUCRETIA HERSCHEL Astronomer, discovered eight comets. Also assisted her brother Sir William Herschel (1738-1822). Date: 1750 - 1848

Background imageComets Collection: Comet of 1811 / Anon

Comet of 1811 / Anon
A comet seen in 1811 somewhere over England, quite possibly the same one which was seen at daybreak from Otterbourne Hill, Winchester on October 15th. Date: 1811

Background imageComets Collection: Comet of 1811 / Mag. Pitt

Comet of 1811 / Mag. Pitt
A comet seen in 1811, quite possibly the same one which was seen at daybreak from Otterbourne Hill, Winchester on October 15th. Date: 1811

Background imageComets Collection: Morehouses Comet

Morehouses Comet
MOREHOUSEs COMET photographed from Greenwich Date: 1908

Background imageComets Collection: Comet Pons-Winnecke 1921

Comet Pons-Winnecke 1921
The PONS-WINNECKE COMET, which some feared might hit Earth, passes by harmlessly Date: 1921

Background imageComets Collection: Parisians panic at the sight of a comet

Parisians panic at the sight of a comet, thinking that it presages the end of the world. Date: 1819

Background imageComets Collection: A Pope with church leaders

A Pope with church leaders, a comet, an eclipse and accompanying text. Date: 1493

Background imageComets Collection: COMET 1882

COMET 1882
Observed by a British artillery officer near the Pyramids, Egypt. Date: 1882

Background imageComets Collection: Gatwick Airport in May 1972

Gatwick Airport in May 1972 showing Comets, One-Elevens, a Caravelle and a 707. Date: 1972

Background imageComets Collection: Cursus Cometae, treated on the location and trajectory

Cursus Cometae, treated on the location and trajectory of the comets in the years 1664-65, work by Johannes Hevelius

Background imageComets Collection: William Robert Brooks

William Robert Brooks
WILLIAM ROBERT BROOKS English-born astronomer in USA who built his own telescope at age 14. His speciality was comets, of which he discovered several. Also wrote poetry. Date: 1844 - 1921

Background imageComets Collection: COMET OF 1910

COMET OF 1910
The populace of Tientsin, China, attempt to frighten away a comet by making hostile gestures and noises Date: 1910

Background imageComets Collection: Donatis Comet

Donatis Comet
A spectacular view of Donatis Comet observed over woods. Date: 4 October 1858

Background imageComets Collection: ASYLAS

ASYLAS, an Etruscan augur who drew prophecies from entrails (he has a dish of them !) but also from stars, comets and meteors

Background imageComets Collection: Donatis Comet / Longmuir

Donatis Comet / Longmuir
Donatis Comet/Longmuir

Background imageComets Collection: Comets of 1st Century

Comets of 1st Century
Various shapes of comet reported by Plinius the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) including disk-shaped, twin- tailed, bearded, sword-like and other variants

Background imageComets Collection: Caesar Becomes a Comet

Caesar Becomes a Comet
GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR The murdered statesman is given a new lease of life by Aphrodite, who turns him into a comet who will illuminate the skies as he did the Earth

Background imageComets Collection: Blunt / Cometary Motion

Blunt / Cometary Motion
A diagram showing cometary motion

Background imageComets Collection: BLUNT / 2 COMETS / 70 / 1849

BLUNT / 2 COMETS / 70 / 1849
An illustration of two comets

Background imageComets Collection: Tail of Comet 1853

Tail of Comet 1853
Passing Events or The Tail of the Comet of 1853. A summary of the years notable events include the bringing of Layards bulls to the British Museum

Background imageComets Collection: BERNOUILLIs COMETS 1682

BERNOUILLIs COMETS 1682
Bernouillis Cometary System observed in 1682 and set out in this Latin language German scientifc journal

Background imageComets Collection: STURMs COMETS 1681

STURMs COMETS 1681
Comets observed by Johann Christoph Sturm in January 1681

Background imageComets Collection: COMET 1685

COMET 1685
Comets seen at Rome by Francesco Blanchino between June and July 1685 and mapped out in this Latin language German scientific journal

Background imageComets Collection: Comet of 1811 over Paris

Comet of 1811 over Paris
A comet seen in 1811 from Paris, quite possibly the same one which was seen at daybreak from Otterbourne Hill, Winchester, England on October 15th

Background imageComets Collection: Earth and Comet

Earth and Comet
Earth surrounded by a passing comets tail

Background imageComets Collection: COMETS &C

COMETS &C
The Shepherd who sleeps in the fields sees many more things than those who sleep in their beds - sometimes a comet like a dragon, sometimes bearded stars

Background imageComets Collection: Effect of Comet

Effect of Comet
If a large comet were to come within measurable distance of the Earth, the effects would be catastrophic

Background imageComets Collection: Comets & Cattle

Comets & Cattle
Cattle alarmed by the appearance of a comet



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