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How to find the little speck of light representing Halley's Comet on a photographic negative using the "blinking" technique.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1985 (v.13#2) pg. 35

How to photograph comets.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1985 (v.13#8) pg. 50

High impact astrophotography. Get started in planetary photography by recording the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with the planet Jupiter. Choosing equipment and film and making the exposures.
ASTRONOMY Apr 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 64

Catch a comet on film. How to become an expert comet photographer.
ASTRONOMY Jan 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 78

Choosing the right film for photographing Hale-Bopp and other comets.
ASTRONOMY Mar 1997 (v.25#3) pg. 74

How to photograph Halley's Comet. Requires just a few accessories and a bit of know how.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1985 (v.49#11) pg. 62

Home-built tools for catching Halley's comet. (1) A "starframe" to help locate objects in the night sky. (2) STELAS, a lightweight motorized equitorial mount designed to accommodate a 35mm camera with a normal lens.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1985 (v.14#8) pg. 69

Halley's last chance. The final how, when and where to photograph Halley's Comet.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1986 (v.14#12) pg. 76

Photographing stellar phenomena. Basic techniques for photographing Halley and other celestial objects.
PHOTOMETHODS Mar 1986 (v.29#3) pg. 26

A picture perfect comet. Photographing the comet Hale-Bopp. Includes information on constructing a hand guider for sky photography (essentially a hinged wedge that can hold a camera steady while rotating its field of view to keep up with the movement of stars). Also tips on camera, film, and exposure.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Feb 1997 (v.276#2) pg. 94

Decentering a lens for comet photography. Lens mount allows lens to be offset from astronomical camera center. The camera is custom built and guided with a guide scope on a motor mount.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1981 (v.62#1) pg. 71

Construct a measuring engine to determine from photographs the positions of comets and asteroids with respect to stars. Requires a skilled machinist to construct the device from the partial description given.
SKY & TELESCOPE Sep 1982 (v.64#3) pg. 279

How to use a measuring engine to determine a comet's position from its image on photographic plates (or film).
SKY & TELESCOPE Sep 1982 (v.64#3) pg. 284

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

Shooting Halley. How to photograph Halley's Comet on both black-and-white and color film.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1986 (v.71#1) pg. 23

Tracking and photographing comets using a telescope equipped with a stepping motor. A look at the drive considerations, guiding optics, electronics, etc. which can be adapted to various telescopes with equatorial mountings.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1987 (v.73#2) pg. 208

A camera that tracks comets. Camera-stepper mechanism results in the comet being "frozen" on the film while the stars around it are trailed. Built around a 35mm camera body and controlled by a computer with a real-time clock.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1987 (v.74#4) pg. 428

Measuring positions on a photograph. An overview of photographic techniques used to determine the precise position of a comet or minor planet in order to compute its orbit around the Sun. Includes a BASIC computer program to calculate the position based on measurements taken using a measuring engine.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1990 (v.80#1) pg. 71

Comet photography for everyone. Advice on selection of film, improving the image, constructing a simple barn door camera drive, etc.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1996 (v.91#5) pg. 28

Bringing comet Hale-Bopp home. A guide to comet photography. A second article covers choosing films for comet photography.
SKY & TELESCOPE Mar 1997 (v.93#3) pg. 42, 47