International Comet Quarterly

Comet Observations and Comet Observing

This is the world's primary website for information on observing comets. First, check out the main ICQ Comet Information page at for general information on comets, with some emphasis on observing comets photometrically, with lots of links to our other pages regarding reporting astrometry and discoveries of comets, ephemerides and orbital elements for comets, etc.

See also our Index, or consult the list below (which includes many aids to comet observing):

Printed resources:

Think you've possibly discovered a comet?

Comet designations and names

Lists and Plots regarding Comets

Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Press Information Sheet

General Cometary Information

Further reading:

Green, D. W. E., ed. (1997). ICQ Guide to Observing Comets.

Index to the CBAT/MPC/ICQ pages.

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