CARA Project

All about us and the project itself

Welcome to CARA Project website

CARA stands for Cometary ARchive for Afrho (previously named  Cometary Archive Amateur Astronomers).

Latest Winafrho User Manual - v06 2020729154024

The latest WinAfrho User Manual release has been published
Here the link:

Software and Database upgrade in progress

Good news is going to come.

We have hardly worked, and are still working, on building the NEW Af[rho] measures's Database.
A new Winafrho software version will be soon available with included a function to upload automatically afrho datas to the database on the fly.
As well as updating Winafrho, we are going to adapt the website procedures to match the new database format.

Stay tuned for big news !!!

What is happening to C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)?


 C/2017 O1 - Rolando Ligustri

Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN) was discovered on July 19 displaying already a large diffuse gas coma in the following days.  This color image was taken by Rolando Ligustri on July 27, the green color of the coma is due to the presence of strong C2 emission bands in the spectrum.


Updated the reference page

The page Reference has been updated with two published new articles.

CARA Project's and UAI Comet Section annual meeting

On September 9th and 10th the annual meeting of Project CARA and Comet Section of Italian Amateur Union will be held at Sala Civica "Pegoraro Fortunato" located in Due Carrare (PD) Italy, via Galileo Galilei, 1 - Mezzavia.

The meeting is an important event among comet's researcher, amateur astronomers as well as astronomers and professionals
This year a special guest will be present: Erik Bryssinck, from Belgium., a good friend and collegue of the CARA Project since the beginning.

Here is the programme:

Saturday september 9th

Database general information

The database contains Afrho quantity data organized in a format suitable for an immediate analysis. The columns contain:

Afrho measures DB

We putted the Afrho measures DataBase off-line for maintenance reasons.
It will be on line as soon as possible.
We apologize for he inconvenience.

New CARA Project logo

As probably already noticed we have modified our logo to be "coherent" with the new designations ot the acronym CARA.
Thanks to Mauro Facchini, from Osservatorio Astronomico "G.Montanari" for design the new logo.


A release of the CARA database is on line containing comet's data.
The numbers of measures and comet are upgraded continuosly due the CARA's users contributions.

Browse the comet list/database

Some summary chart


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