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Re: comet

On Sat, 23 Mar 1996, Steve Luzader wrote:
To the naked eye, the comet has a tail that can be seen with averted

Why is this? Is it just because the retina has a higher ratio of cones
to rods in the center area of your "vision", therefore its not as
sensitive to black and white as your periferal vision? I noticed this
phenomenon 2 nights ago when viewing the comet. I could see it much
better when I looked about 20 degrees to the side of it.
James Bradford Shue
University of Arkansas Voice phone:(501) 575-6059
Physics Lab/Demo Curator FAX Number: (501) 575-4580
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