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Halley's Comet

halley1thm.jpg (13469 bytes) Halley's Comet 3-16-86
My very first astrophotography session!

I piggybacked my Minolta camera on a cheap dimestore telescope.  I guideded by manually moving the RA and DEC controls by hand (no motors).  Since I didn't even know what a cross hair reticle was, I guided by centering a star in the eyepiece field of view.
Equipment: Minolta SRT-201 130mm f/2.8.  9 minute exposure.


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