eso8501-en-ie — Science Release
Comet Halley Develops a Tail
17 December 1985: Comet Halley was photographed with the ESO 1 metre Schmidt telescope at La Silla on 1985 December 9. The exposure was 10 min on a blue-sensitive emulsion. The telescope was guided on the moving comet. The stars in the field are therefore seen as short trails.