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  • P. Edward Murray
    With new scopes now one would hope that Halley might be imaged?
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      With new scopes now one would hope that Halley might be imaged?
    • Luca Buzzi
      http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso0328/ Edward, 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 =
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        http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso0328/

        Edward,
        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!"

        Regards,
        Luca Buzzi
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        di P. Edward Murray
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        With new scopes now one would hope that Halley might be imaged?





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      • P. Edward Murray
        Luca, Right...that s what I m asking folks to talk about...if that is not already on astronomers list of things to look for with these newer scopes, new
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          Luca,

          Right...that's what I'm asking folks to talk about...if that is not already on astronomers list of things to look for with these newer scopes, new meaning observatories that have come on line after 1986:)

          Best wishes to all,

          Ed Murray

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