Friday, May 28, 2010

Astrophoto Friday: A Comet and a Meteor

Astrophoto Friday: Comet Halley and a Meteor. January 1986.

Here is the press caption from when this photo was released:

"This photo of Halley's comet was taken just as a meteor streaked across the sky above Caltech's Palomar Observatory. The photo was taken at 7:11 p.m., PST on January 7 by JPL astronomer Eleanor Helin using the 18-inch Schmidt Telescope at Palomar. The two-minute exposure shows the comet and tail, as well as the sharp streak of a meteor from the Quadrantid meteor shower."

This week hasn't given me much of a chance for blogging even though there are interesting things to share. Hopefully, you'll be seeing more here soon.

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