Choosing A Telescope
Telescope Aperture Considerations
Introduction to Planetary Sketching
Refractor Dobsonian Style Mounts
The Bonds: Pioneers of American Astronomy
Saturn's Encke Minima and Encke Division
Nature and Travel Photography
Recommended Astronomy Books
Comet LINEAR C/2001 A2, July 3rd, 2001
Original drawing made using white pencil on black paper:
Same drawing on a white background:
Comet LINEAR C/2001 A2, July 3, 2001, 7:40-7:50 UT, seeing 5, transparency 3.0 with partly cloudy skies.
Astro-Physics 5.1" f/8.35 EDF refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 40x, field of view: 1.61 degrees.
Pseudo-nucleus appeared brighter then coma, with the coma relatively large and circular in shape.