P1/Halley

Comet 1P/ Halley  (March thru early May 1986)

 
 
Several drawings showing my views from Pittsburgh, PA (Castle Shannon).  My only guides were newspaper articles and magzines.  Stars were plotted from my only map - "Petersen's Field Guide to the Stars"  (the good old days...).  Seriously, a good set of maps would have made life much better!
 
I was very disappointed to see no tail on this famous comet.  We had lots of clouds during that time, and I was living in the city lights, with a new job and no where to go to "borrow" dark skies.  I missed out on some of the glory of this comet, but I definitely got to see it, and that meant a lot to me. 
 
Click on each drawing to see it full-sized.
 
 
This 1st drawing is from 3/23/86, around 5AM E.S.T.
 
                          
This 2nd drawing is from 4/13/86, 11:00pm to 12:30pm
 
This 3rd drawing is from 4/28/86, just after midnight E.S.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 4th and last drawing is from 5/2/86 around 9pm E.S.T.   An extended coma was noted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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