Choosing A Telescope
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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/2000 WM1, December 8th, 2001
Original drawing made using white pencil on black paper:
Same drawing on a white background:
Comet LINEAR C/2000 WM1, December 8, 2001, 1:20-1:30 UT, seeing 5, transparency 5.0.
Astro-Physics 7.1" f/9 EDT refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 101x, field of view: 0.35 degrees.
The pseudo-nucleus appeared starlike, and the inner coma appeared semi-circular in shape. Outer coma appeared more pronounced on one side. Tail was faint, but was able to trace it out to approximately 1.75 degrees using a low power, wide field eyepiece.