BAA Comet Section Publications


BAA Journal

The majority of Comet Section papers appear in the BAA Journal. This list also includes other papers concerning comets which have appeared in the Journal post 1990. Full references to articles appearing in the Journal prior to 1990 may appear in due course.

Visual comet photometry, G S Keitch, 93 (5) 1983
The Comet Section and P/Halley, M J Hendrie, 94 (1) 1983
Short-period comet splitting, David W Hughes and Neil McBride, 102 (5) 1992
John Grigg and the genesis of cometary astronomy in New Zealand, Wayne Orchiston, 103 (2) 1993
Comet Analyses, J D Shanklin, 105 (6) 1995
Comet Levy 1990c, J D Shanklin, 105 (6) 1995
Comet Prospects for 1996, J D Shanklin, 105 (6) 1995
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1991a1, J D Shanklin, 106 (1) 1996
The comet collision with Jupiter (1), John H Rogers, 106 (2) 1996
The Comets of 1990, J D Shanklin, 106 (2) 1996
The comet collision with Jupiter (2), John H Rogers, 106 (3) 1996
The comet collision with Jupiter (3), John H Rogers, Isao Miyasaki & Sanjay S Limaye, 106 (3) 1996
Comet Prospects for 1997, J D Shanklin, 106 (6) 1996
The two bright comets of 1957, Michael J Hendrie, 106 (6) 1996
The Comets of 1991, J D Shanklin, 107 (4) 1997
Comet Prospects for 1998, J D Shanklin, 107 (6) 1997
The Comets of 1992, J D Shanklin, 108 (2) 1998
Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake): The Great Comet of 1996, Nick James, 108 (3) 1998
Comet Prospects for 1999, J D Shanklin, 108 (6) 1998
The Comets of 1993, J D Shanklin, 108 (6) 1998
Comet Bennett 1969i, Michael J Hendrie, 109 (1) 1999
Caroline Lucretia Herschel - comet huntress, David W Hughes, 109 (2) 1999
The Comets of 1994, J D Shanklin, 109 (4) 1999
Of Comets and variable stars: the Afro-Australian astronomical activities of J F Skjellerup, Wayne Orchiston, 109 (6) 1999 Comet Prospects for 2000, J D Shanklin, 109 (6) 1999
Comet Kohoutek 1973f, M J Hendrie, 110 (1) 2000
Tails of the twentieth century, M P Mobberley, 110 (4) 2000
Comet Prospects for 2001, J D Shanklin, 110 (6) 2000
The Comets of 1995, J D Shanklin, 110 (6) 2000
George Eric Deacon Alcock, 1912-2000, Obituary, G M Hurst, 111 (2) 2001
The Comets of 1996, J D Shanklin, 111 (5) 2001
Comet Prospects for 2002, J D Shanklin, 111 (6) 2001
Early sungrazer comets, K J England, 112 (1) 2002
The Comets of 1997, J D Shanklin, 112 (3) 2002
Comet Kobayashi-Berger-Milon 1975h, M J Hendrie, 112 (4) 2002
The Comets of 1998, J D Shanklin, In Press
Comet Prospects for 2003, J D Shanklin, In Press


Istimirant Stella

Istimirant Stella was the first Section Bulletin, initially edited by A Stephens under the Directorship of Stan Milbourn. The first edition was published in 1973 and it continued until 1987. This index excludes editorials, notices and other minor items.


Comet Section Newsletter

Graham Keitch produced a series of bulletins, specifically targeted at observations of comet Halley under the heading "UK Visual Observations of Comet Halley". These appeared as: No 1. June 1985, No 2. August 1985, No 3. December 1985
Istimirant Stella was superceded by occasional bulletins produced by Graham Keitch when he became Section Director. The series continued in 1991 with newsletters produced by Denis Buczynski under the Directorship of Jonathan Shanklin.


The Comet's Tale

The Comet's Tale is the current newsletter, first appearing in 1994 May under the editorship of James Lancashire. Regular features included: From the Editor, From the Director, Section News, Comet News, Comet Section contacts, Research notes from selected Journals (Professional Tales), Tales from the Past, Letters, Comet Hunting Comments from Don Machholz, Prospects for (year). Each issue came with an Observing supplement, which gave ephemerides, finder charts and report forms.


Published by Jonathan Shanklin. Jon Shanklin - jds@ast.cam.ac.uk