Detail View: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection: Skylab Observations of Comet Kohoutek

Name of Image: 
Skylab Observations of Comet Kohoutek
Full Description: 
This montage is an artist's conception of progressive views of the Comet Kohoutek based on sketches and a description by Skylab-4 astronaut Edward Gibson. An early discovery of a large comet in an orbit that would reach close to the Sun at the end of 1973 prompted NASA to initiate Operation Kohoutek, a program to coordinate widespread observations of the comet from ground observatories, aircraft, balloons, rockets, unmarned satellites, and Skylab.
Date of Image: 
1974-01-01
Category: 
Skylab
term: 
Comet Kohoutek
facet_who: 
Edward Gibson
facet_what: 
Skylab
facet_where: 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
facet_when: 
1973
facet_when_year: 
1973
Reference Number: 
MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
MIX #: 
0102017
NIX #: 
MSFC-0102017
MSFC Negative Number: 
0102017
UID: 
SPD-MARSH-0102017
original url: 
http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1398