Comet Halley April 9, 1986

Posted by Victor C. Rogus
on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On April 9, 1986 Comet: Halley made its closest approach to the Earth.
I photographed the famous comet using the wide angle "piggyback " method and was lucky enough to capture a 0 magnitude meteor in the frame. This photograph was made using a simple 50mm f1.4 lens on a German equatorial mount.

This image won Astronomy Magazine's "Best Astrophoto Award" in 1986

Tags: Comet
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