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#1 gustymars

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

One of hundreds of Halley in the mid-1980's

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:49 PM

Jeff,

An excellent observation of Halley's Comet (1P/Halley). You have recorded the nucleus, coma, and dust/ion tails very nicely. I was also able to observe Halley's comet with my 12.5" F/6.2 Newtonian. I have darkened the background and cleaned the stars a little. I hope that you like it. Thank you for sharing this memory with us all.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:08 AM

Forgot to make a negative! Getting old Carlos!

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:39 AM

Jeff,

Brings back fun memories of observing this comet under ideal conditions just a few months later. :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:44 AM

Yeah, we were supposed to view it from the SST but I had to work and missed the trip. Can't remember how many of us observed it but we found a very dark and secluded spot down in the Keys to photograph and draw it for weeks. When will it return? 2060? I am 70 now so maybe my grandkids will see it.






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