Comet LINEAR S4

Comet C/1999 S4 discovered by project LINEAR

Click for full 4' x 4' imageThis photo was taken by Vivian Hoette and David Renneke at the Yerkes Observatory at 3:50 am CDT on June 24, 2000 using an Apogee AP7p CCD camera mounted on a 24" telescope.  The angular field of view of the full image is 4 x 4 arcminutes.  The exposure time was 1 minute.  Here are the six photos that were taken.

On July 14, 2000, a sequence of pictures were taken by David Renneke at the Augustana ObservatoryHere is the animated GIF.  Here is an animated GIF taken by Vivian Hoette at Yerkes Observatory on July 7, 2000.  On July 23, 2000, a sequence of pictures were taken by David Renneke and Mel Peterson at the Augustana Observatory.  Here is the animated GIF.

Other photos may be found at the Crni Vrh Observatory (in Slovenia).  When the comet reached perihelion, it broke into several small pieces.  It was subsequently observed by the Hubble telescope.