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Bradfields' dozen: A guide to comet seeking.
ASTRONOMY Jan 1982 (v.10#1) pg. 43

Halley watch 1986. Describes the nature of a comet and includes tips on observing Halley's Comet.
ASTRONOMY Mar 1983 (v.11#3) pg. 18

Waiting for Halley's Comet. Charts and diagrams show location on various dates.
ASTRONOMY Jun 1983 (v.11#6) pg. 35

Computing the ephemeris of comet Halley. A computer program written in BASIC, computes the right ascension and declination, its distance from both the sun and earth, and an estimate of its magnitude for any date between 1946 and 2026.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1985 (v.13#2) pg. 75
Added Info ASTRONOMY Mar 1985 (v.13#3) pg. 33
Added Info ASTRONOMY Jun 1985 (v.13#6) pg. 32
Added Info ASTRONOMY Jul 1985 (v.13#7) pg. 32
Correction ASTRONOMY Aug 1985 (v.13#8) pg. 33

Observing prospects for Comet Halley.
ASTRONOMY Jun 1985 (v.13#6) pg. 35

How to find Halley's comet between Aug and Oct 31, 1985.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1985 (v.13#8) pg. 35

Special issue on observing Halley's Comet.
ASTRONOMY Oct 1985 (v.13#10) pg. 6

Halley at its best. Suggestions for getting the best possible view of Halley's Comet.
ASTRONOMY Mar 1986 (v.14#3) pg. 46

Observing Halley's Comet using color filters attached to any optical instrument (binoculars, telescope, etc.).
ASTRONOMY Mar 1986 (v.14#3) pg. 63

How to discover a comet. Getting started in comet hunting. Search patterns, record keeping, etc.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1987 (v.15#12) pg. 74

A puzzling comet. Observing tips for the Comet Machholz.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1991 (v.19#8) pg. 69

Comets for the big dobs. Observing comets with 12" or larger telescopes.
ASTRONOMY Apr 1992 (v.20#4) pg. 85

Watching Halley's debris. Observing the meteor showers caused by debris from the tail of Comet Halley.
ASTRONOMY May 1992 (v.20#5) pg. 78

Comet Encke observing techniques.
ASTRONOMY Jan 1994 (v.22#1) pg. 87

Jupiter's magnificent show. Getting acquainted with the features of Jupiter so you can appreciate the effects of the impacts with Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. How to see fine detail. How to sketch the features you observe.
ASTRONOMY Apr 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 74

The end of the line. Observing techniques to improve your chances of seeing the results of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slamming into Jupiter.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1994 (v.22#8) pg. 73

Tracking a distant comet world. Observing the enigmatic, burned-out comet "Chiron".
ASTRONOMY Feb 1996 (v.24#2) pg. 80

The comet seekers. Advice from 10 veteran comet hunters on how to spot and report a comet.
ASTRONOMY Jan 2003 (v.31#1) pg. 74

How to look for Haley's comet.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1985 (v.75#10) pg. 26

The amateur scientist. How best to view Halley's comet. Diagrams illustrate the comet's path both through the solar system and from a viewpoint in the Northern hemisphere.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Nov 1985 (v.253#5) pg. 170

Catch a comet by its tail. Observing techniques for the comet Hale-Bopp. Includes instructions for making and using a large bow-shaped angular scale to record features of the comet's tail to about 0.1 degree of arc.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1997 (v.276#1) pg. 102

Comets and how to hunt them. Suggestions on equipment and techniques.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1981 (v.61#2) pg. 123

How to observe comets. Becoming familiar with cometary nomenclature and learning what information to record are important first steps described here.
SKY & TELESCOPE Mar 1981 (v.61#3) pg. 210

Looking for Halley's comet. Excerpts from a free booklet gives tips on viewing Halley's comet.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1981 (v.61#6) pg. 500

Astronomical computing. BASIC program calculates how many days a comet can remain inside the Earth's orbit.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1984 (v.68#1) pg. 62

Backyard astronomy. Part 11. Comet-watching tips.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1985 (v.70#1) pg. 20

A grab-bag of ideas for viewing Halley's comet. Includes ideas for building a Poncet mounting.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1985 (v.70#5) pg. 487

Astronomical computing. Computing a comet ephemeris using this program written in BASIC.
SKY & TELESCOPE Dec 1985 (v.70#6) pg. 590

Tracking a comet with a motor-driven equatorial mount by deliberately throwing the polar axis out of alignment.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1986 (v.71#5) pg. 514

Astronomical computing. Computer program calculates the daily ephemeris of a comet by interpolation. Written in BASIC.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1987 (v.73#2) pg. 196

Astronomical computing. More on Kepler's equation. BASIC program calculates a comet's location in near-parabolic orbits.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1987 (v.73#5) pg. 535

What to do if you discover a comet. Includes the preferred way to report a comet discovery to the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1987 (v.74#4) pg. 420

Comet orbits by origami. Computer program, written in BASIC, is used to create 3D paper models showing the orbits of several famous comets.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1990 (v.79#4) pg. 424

An observer's guide to great comets. An introduction to some of the distinctive features of a "Great Comet".
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1990 (v.79#5) pg. 491

Comet Hale-Bopp is coming. Tips on observing this 10th-magnitude comet which will be most visible early in 1997.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1995 (v.90#5) pg. 20

High-power comet observing. Knowing what to look for and how to use your telescope and eyepieces most effectively when observing comets.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1997 (v.93#2) pg. 100

Five widely recognized methods used by amateurs to estimate a comet's integrated brightness.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1997 (v.93#4) pg. 31