Comet Halley 1982

Comet Halley 1982
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On the night of October 16, 1982, the first image of the returning Halley's Comet was recorded with the 200-inch Hale telescope at Palomar Mountain. Caltech astronomers David Jewitt and G. Edward Danielson found the comet when it was still beyond the orbit of Saturn, more than 1.6 billion kilometers (960 million miles) from the Sun.

Photographer:

David Jewitt and G. Edward Danielson

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WEB12124-2011

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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