Jump to top page

Memorable Comets

<Comet Seki-Lines>

This comet was simultaneously discovered in Kochi City and Arizona on the night of February 4, 1962. It made an usually close approach to the sun on April 1, less than 0.1 A.U. from the sun, and showed complex changes in its tail. This was described in my book "Searching for Unknown Stars." In mid-April this comet was a spectacular object moving slowly in the evening western sky for some time. This is one of the few available photographs of this comet.

[Comet Seki-Lines]
Comet Seki-Lines
April 4, 1962
200mm f/4 telephoto lens with a 35mm camera
Tri-X film

Copyright (C) 2000 Tsutomu Seki.