Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks  

Photos by Th.Boeckel


Elek Tamas discovered this outburst on the 20th of July 2023. The brightness developed after the expansion (extreme outblow in the style of 17P/Holmes) of the comet halo/tail  apprx. 100 times more from 16.6 (mag)* to the magnitude 11.6 (mag)*. The comet could be seen with the naked eye in April 2024 at 4.5 (mag)*.


20.November 2023

New explosion at 14.Nov.23. Comet halo / tail uprised to 8,9 (mag)*

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks by Boeckel

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks by Boeckel

Newton 1900mm, 12,5"; crop2/1,5x; 4 x 115 sec, ISO 1600, Sony a7III


11.August 2023

 'Clear sky' at Germerswang (Oberbayern)

 Very good conditions allowed these recordings of the comet


*mag  = > light magnitude: Up to mag +3 or +4 stars are visible nearby cities with the naked eye, in very dark areas the seeing limit can reach up to mag +6.

The more higher numerical value is given, the more weaker are the objects. E.g. - 4,7 mag, Venus glittering; - 1,0 Sirius, brightest star; + 3,5 M31 Andromeda, pale shiny oval)


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2023, Thorsten Boeckel, last modification 11.Aug.2023

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