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Tony FarnhamDepartment of Astronomy
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
My name is Tony Farnham, and I am an astronomer, presently at the University Maryland in College Park. I received my PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1996, for my work modeling the dust tails of comets. From 1996 through 1999, I worked at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, calibrating a new set of narrowband comet filters and studying comets (with an emphasis on Hale-Bopp). From 1999-2002, I was the Harlan J. Smith Planetary postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas, where I expanded my studies to include the physical properties of Centaurs and Kuiper belt objects. Presently, I am here at the University of Maryland, working with the Planetary Data System and the Deep Impact project.
A list of
I designed several web pages relating to projects I worked on. Some of these are general information, while others focus on a specific group and will probably not be of interest to most casual browsers.
Tempel 1 movies created from Deep Impact data
LINEAR 1999 S4 Research
55P/Tempel-Tuttle and the Leonid Meteor Shower
Calibration of the HB Narrowband Comet Filters
I also maintain the list of
Periodic Comet Names and Designations for the Planetary Data
Last modified: September 12, 2003