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Peter standing next to the Maksutov Newtonian astrograph he built in 1996 to photograph the comet for the movie animation he made. To view the movie, go the the Videos menu. This four minute exposure is illuminated by the first quarter moon. The comet head is near Polaris - the North Star, and the tail reaches into the bowl of the upside down Big Dipper at the top of the image. Photo credit: Glenn LeDrew