Kohoutek


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Kohoutek

(kŏ-hoo -tek) (1973 XII) A comet discovered in March 1973 by Lubos Kohoutek when he was looking for Biela's comet. At discovery comet Kohoutek was 4.6 AU away from the Sun and early predictions indicated that near perihelion, at its brightest, Kohoutek would reach a magnitude of about –12, comparable with the full Moon. This would make it visible in daylight. Comets however are among the most unpredictable astronomical objects and Kohoutek only just attained naked-eye visibility. It was extensively investigated from Skylab, astronaut Gibson being impressed by its overall orange color and its sunward spike.
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Back row Graham White, coach for Primrose Hill FC, Czech Republic team L-R Pavel Sohler, Jiri Mensik, David Mika, Tomas Urban, Tomas Stradat, Jiri Hohouca, Adam Kohoutek, Czech Coach Petr Kubel.
ASTRONOMERS worldwide struggled to see supposed ``Comet of the Century'' Kohoutek.
One day, protagonist Pawel Kohoutek, a doctor of veterinary medicine who lives with his extended family in the Polish countryside, sees his city mistress walking across the compound toward family dinner.
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He fell at the first on Kohoutek in the Talbot Hotel Handicap Chase, his foot was trapped in the stirrup iron and the horse rolled on him.
The mere description of a maturational confound does not distinguish between the effect of practice, and the passage of the comet Kohoutek during the experiment.
His first success came at Tipperary last April when he beat the hat-trick chasing Kohoutek and was equally as impressive on his debut in this country at Huntingdon on Boxing Day.
I felt cheated by the Comet Kohoutek fizzle in 1973, slept through Comet West in 1976 and was sorely disappointed by the fuzz ball that was Comet Halley in 1986.
But a similar great preparation was made for the infamous Comet Kohoutek in late 1973.
The upswing in expelled dust, which is probably dragged out by the water vapor, should allay worries among amateur astronomers that Hale-Bopp, like the much-ballyhooed Comet Kohoutek in 1973, will fizzle, Weaver says.
But comets can be deceptive, and this one could turn out to fizzle like the highly touted Kohoutek that got a lot of media attention but didn't put on much of a show in 1973.