Comet Swift-Tuttle: November - December 1992

For the most of the 1980's, astronomers were looking for the return of Swift-Tuttle. This comet was the parent of the annual Perseid meteor shower. It was not until 1992 that the comet actually did return. It proceeded from the constellation of Ursa Major and then made a nose-dive for the southern skies. This photograph of the comet was shot using a 200mm F2.8 lens. The date is November 1992.

The next photograph was a tough one shot on Christmas Eve of 1992. It was shot through my 10" F6.3 telescope during evening twilight.

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