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Comet Halley, March 22, 1986

Original drawing made using white pencil on black paper:

Same drawing on a white background:

Comet Halley, March 22, 1986, 8:30 - 8:55 UT, seeing 7 (0 worst, 10 best), transparency 5.5. Field of view: 1.43 degrees.

Astro-Physics 4" f/6 refractor on Super Polaris mount. Magnification 35x.

Coma and pseudo-nucleus very bright and well defined. Noted faint, almost straight gas tail, with dust tail more feathery.