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#26 brentwood

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

My favourite, although very sad, story of the last appearance of Halley's was that of an elderly lady who was interviewed on her memories of the previous appearance in 1910. It went something like this; "Dad gathered all us kids together to go and see the mighty comet in the middle of the night. We bundled up and he took us to a nearby park where we had a clear view of the sky. Not sure where to look, we all looked at a different area of the sky. Suddenly my sister saw it and we all marveled as it streaked across the sky. It was a night I will never forget"
I was pleased that the reporter chose not to tell the old lady what she actually saw, or more likely, had no idea herself!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

I'll be a limber 104! I just gotta make it since the last time it came around was such a bummer! I did get one great look at it through a wonder 12.5" f/10 Newtonian. I've also got one picture of it taken on a 4"x5" plate taken with a homebuilt camera.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

My favourite, although very sad, story of the last appearance of Halley's was that of an elderly lady who was interviewed on her memories of the previous appearance in 1910. It went something like this; "Dad gathered all us kids together to go and see the mighty comet in the middle of the night. We bundled up and he took us to a nearby park where we had a clear view of the sky. Not sure where to look, we all looked at a different area of the sky. Suddenly my sister saw it and we all marveled as it streaked across the sky. It was a night I will never forget"
I was pleased that the reporter chose not to tell the old lady what she actually saw, or more likely, had no idea herself!


Quite a few people who THOUGHT they saw Halley's Comet in 1910 also actually saw the brighter "Daylight Comet" that also appeared that year.
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

Scanned my old Kodak VR1000 slides of Halley's Comet a few years ago. The same Seattle Film Works company mentioned in a previous post used to give you slides and negatives from your print film. Posted them on my hiking (!) blog, here.

The first two shots with the Milky Way rising one early spring morning, taken with a 50mm f1.4 lens, with about a 45 second exposure. That would have been in March or April 1986. The other shot was either a 135mm or 200mm telephoto at f4, probably a few minutes, on an equatorial mount, probably in the summer of 1986. I didn't keep notes on my pictures.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

I'll have just hit 77 years young when Halley comes back.
My Mom's side has some long lived genes, my Dad's side has some who have died young due to poor lifestyles and bad diets. Hopefully I can kick that habit and see Halley!
I was only 2 when it came around last time.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

sweet. thanks for sharing zebra

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

You're welcome! Glad you liked 'em.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

Depending on what month Halley's Comet shows up in 2061, I'll be 99 or 100, but probably "pushing up daisies" by then.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

Hummm... I'll be upper 80's, if I can make it. Trying to take care of my self now, so I can. :)

I remember the last Halley's visit - I was in Boy Scouts, we took a week long camp out in south/central Texas (El Rancho Simo). One night some one had 3-4 scopes set up on the tallest hill in the camp - "Boot Hill", including the biggest scope I had ever seen, a 8" or 10" "funny looking" SCT - I had never seen one before. The 11 year old boy that I was was impressed, both by the scope, and the comet. :)






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