International Halley Watch Volumes 25 and 26 Available at NSSDC
Spacecraft Encounters with Halley
The final two volumes, 25 and 26, of the International Halley
Watch CD-ROM set are now available at NSSDC. These volumes
contain the images and data acquired by the various spacecraft
sent to rendezvous with comets P/Halley and P/Giacobini-Zinner.
The earlier 24 volumes contained remote data only. The spacecraft
represented on these volumes are Giotto, Sakigake, Suisei,
Vega 1, Vega 2, and ICE. A
of the experiments and data covered on these two volumes is
also available. The images at the top of the page show Vega 1,
Giotto, and Vega 2 images, respectively, of Halley's Comet.
These and other
images of comet Halley
from the CD-ROMs are available.
The volumes are sold together as a set. Volume 25 contains selected
measurements and images of comet P/Halley from the
, and the
missions spanning 3 - 15 March 1986.
Volume 26 holds measurements and images of P/Halley from the
missions spanning 27 February to 10 March, 1986, and of P/Giacobini-Zinner
mission, 8 - 14 September, 1985. A User's Guide is included in the set.
Images and tables on the disk are archived in the Flexible Image
Transport System (FITS) format. The IHW CD-ROMs were
assembled under the auspices of the
PDS Small Bodies Node at the University of Maryland.
On-line access to the CD-ROMs
is available there.
Giotto image of Halley taken on 13 March 1986
Contents of Volumes 25 and 26
- Index of the data and images on the CD's.
A sample of images from the IHW CD-ROMs
Detailed information from the CD-ROMs
More information on the CD-ROM data set
- NSSDC Master Catalog
International Halley Watch CD-ROM set
- Information on the full set from the CD-ROM catalog
Comets and Asteroids page
- Information and links to other information on Comets
Comet Fact Sheet
- Data on Comets, including Halley and Giacobini-Zinner
On-line access to the CD-ROMs - at the PDS Small Bodies Node
Asteroids and Comets page
Dr. David R. Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
NSSDC, Mail Code 690.1
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Last Updated: 07 April 2014, DRW