comet Halley was last observed on 2003, Mar. 8 with 3 of the 4 VLT, 9 hours
exp. time. Mag. V = 28.2 and r = 28.1 AU.
From the last part of the press release:
"Interestingly, when Comet Halley reaches its largest distance from the Sun
in December 2023, about 35 AU, it will only be 2.5 times fainter than it is
now. The comet would still have been detected within the present exposure
time. This means that with the VLT, for the first time in the long history
of this comet, the astronomers now possess the means to observe it at any
point in its 76-year orbit!"
di P. Edward Murray
Inviato: giovedì 1 luglio 2010 9.30
Oggetto: Re: [comets-ml] Halley?
With new scopes now one would hope that Halley might be imaged?
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