C/2006 OF2 (Broughton)


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First the comet was detected as an unusual asteroid by John Broughton at the Reedy Creek Observatory in Queensland, Australia on July,17 2006
Two months later C. Hergenrother from the
Catalina Sky Survey found a small coma.

The latest IAU telegrams or the latest CBET's. IAUC Astronomical Headlines.

Minor planet center's orbital elements and Ephemeris, the comet on Seiichi Yoshida's Homepage
Light curves on Cometas Obs, JPL Small body database


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-04-15 B/W

4 x 2 min. exposure, 2009-04-15 UT 20:40 to 20:48, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-04-13 B/W

7 x 2 min. exposure, 2009-04-13 UT 20:36 to 20:55, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-03-30 B/W

10 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-03-30 UT 19:59 to 20:30, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-03-19 B/W

10 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-03-19 UT 21:09 to 21:40, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-03-17 B/W

5 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-03-17 UT 20:49 to 21:04, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XMEy


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-03-13 B/W

3 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-03-13 UT 20:04 to 20:13, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-02-18 B/W

10 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-02-18 UT 21:54 to 22:25, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-02-17 B/W

10 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-02-17 UT 21:49 to 22:21, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


This night the comet moved close to the bright star β Aurigae,Menkalinan

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-02-14 B/W

20 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-02-14 UT 21:39 to 22:41, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) byJosé Manteca, Spain

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Josè Manteca, Spain, 2009-02-03 RGB

1 x 5 min. exposure, 2009-02-03.8948, 14" SCT f-6.3 + CCD ST-2000XCM  


C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany        C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-02-02 B/W

55 x 3 min. exposure, 2009-02-02 UT 21:37 to 00:28, 12" SCT  f-7 + CCD ST10XME


Josef Müller from Germany took this very nice image of Komet Broughton at December, 30 2008

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Josef Müller, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Josef Müller, 2008-12-30 B/W


This night was windy, but clear. At December, 15 2008 I took a series of 50 images, 5 minutes each. Here are the best of them:

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany       C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2008-12-15 B/W


At November, 27 2008 I took a series of 40 images, 3 minutes each.

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany       C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2008-11-28 B/W


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