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Haley's Comet

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Burns, Jody
Date made: 1986
Materials: white light transmission; glass
Measurements: 8 in x 10 in
Classification: holograms

Realistic, sharp rainbow-colored image of a telescope, the eyepiece extending out beyond the image plane; ideally, by looking through the eyepiece, one can see a red image of Haley's Comet; however, the comet appears from many different angles, without the illusion of seeing it solely through the eyepiece; works only if hologram and viewer are in perfect position.

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