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Paolo Candy image of Ikeya-Zhang on March 11
Copyright 2002 by Paolo Candy (Cimini Astronomical Observatory, Soriano nel Cimino, Italy)

This image was obtained by Paolo Candy on 2002 March 11.78. It is a composite of 5 20-second exposures, 2 for the L channel and one each for the R, G, and B channels. The images were obtained with a Baker-Schmidt 400/2 Zen CCD DTA HiRes III with Kodak Kaf 1001E (grade 1).


Tim Printy image of Ikeya-Zhang on March 12
Copyright 2002 by Tim Printy (Hillsborough, New Hampshire)

This photogrpah was obtained by Tim Printy on 2002 March 12.02. It is an 8-minute exposure obtained with a 200mm f/2.8 lens and Kodak Law Enforcement 400 film.


Gilbert Jones image of Ikeya-Zhang on March 12
Copyright 2002 by Gilbert Jones (Tucson, Arizona)

This image was obtained by Gilbert Jones on 2002 March 12.10. It is a composite of 7 frames, with each frame composed of 10 15-second exposures. The images were obtained with a Celestron 8 Fastar f/1.95 with a ST237A CCD camera.


Alfredo Garcia, Jr. photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 12
Copyright 2002 by Alfredo Garcia, Jr. (Tucson, Arizona)

This image is a close-up of the comet's head taken at about the same time as the previous image. It was obtained by Alfredo Garcia, Jr. on 2002 March 12.10. It is a composite of four 60-second exposures obtained with a 10-inch f/4 Meade LX-200 and a Starlight X-press MX5C CCD camera.


Rolando Ligustri photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 12
Copyright 2002 by Rolando Ligustri (Talmassons, Italy)

This image was obtained by Rolando Ligustri on 2002 March 12.75.


Rolando Ligustri photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 13
Copyright 2002 by Rolando Ligustri (Talmassons, Italy)

This image was obtained by Rolando Ligustri on 2002 March 13.76.


Gianluca Masi photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 13
Copyright 2002 by Campo Imperatore Astronomical Observatory

This image was obtained by Fabrizio Bernardi, Andrea Di Paola, and Gianluca Masi at Campo Imperatore Astronomical Observatory Assergi (AQ), Italy on 2002 March 13.77. It is a 20-second exposure obtained with a 0.60m f/3 Schmidt telescope, a V filter, and the ROSI 2048*2048 back illuminated CCD camera, cooled at -110°C with liquid nitrogen.


Wally Pacholka photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 16
Copyright 2002 by Wally Pacholka / AstroPics.com

This photograph was obtained by Wally Pacholka on 2002 March 16.14. Comet Ikeya-Zhang, now easily visible to naked eye as seen on March16 from Indian Cove in Joshua Tree Nat Park using 120 format camera, 135mm lens and a 4 minute guided exposure on Kenko tripod. Shadow on rocks is due to camera tracking the comet as it moved. Looking due west about 7:15PM.


Yeom Beomseok photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 18
Copyright 2002 by Yeom Beomseok (South Korea)

This photograph was obtained by Yeom Beomseok on 2002 March 18.45. It is a 5-minute exposure obtained with a 20-cm f/6 reflector and Fuji 800 film.


Amtsgymnasiet photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 19
Copyright 2002 by Amtsgymnasiet (Sonderborg, Denmark)

This image was obtained by high school students at Amtsgymnasiet and EUC Syd (Sonderborg, Denmark) on 2002 March 19.81. It is a composite of two 50-second exposures obtained with a telescope and a CCD camera. Other images of the comet obtained by this class are located on their webpage


Amtsgymnasiet photograph of Ikeya-Zhang on March 20
Copyright 2002 by Thomas Balstrup and Lars T. Mikkelsen (Sonderborg, Denmark)

This image was obtained by Thomas Balstrup and Lars T. Mikkelsen at Amtsgymnasiet and EUC Syd (Sonderborg, Denmark) on 2002 March 20.82. It is a 1200-second exposure obtained with a Meade 5" ED Apochromatic Refractor and an Apogee AP6 CCD camera. Image has been cropped by the webmaster in order to preserve the details of the streamers coming out of the coma.

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