Standstill comet | Joe Garlitz

Joe Garlitz
Location of photo
Elgin Oregon
Date/Time of photo
March 15, 1999
8" home made newtonian and a Cookbook245
The still photo was published in S&T Aug 1999 Letters pg12 "The Night the Comet Stood Still". The opportunity to take this image was noted by Roger Sinnott, April 1999 pg 111 Celestial Calendar,Comet LINEAR's Odd Motion. In reviewing the image, Mr. Sinnott lamented not having the capacity to "print" the movie. Now that that capacity is available, here is the movie of Comet Linear (C/1998 M5): March 14/15, 1999. Telescope tracking was turned off. The motion of the stars and the comet are as seen relative to a stationary observer