A New Comet

  • David H. Levy


Observing the Shoemaker-Levy way is a mixture of astronomy, geology, long hours at a telescope, and good humor. We try to find comets and asteroids, objects capable of making craters here and on other worlds. Each month we drive from Arizona to Palomar Mountain in southern California, north of San Diego. We use Palomar’s 18-inch-diameter Schmidt telescope—actually a special camera astronomers use to photograph large segments of the sky—for seven nights in the hope that at least four of these will be clear.


Cirrus Cloud International Astronomical Union Clear Night Guide Star Schmidt Telescope 
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