Living with CometsF Tsuruhiko Kiuchi—Nagano / Summer 1996
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Swift-Tuttle comet and Kiuchi to meet in approximately 2,287,400,000 km.

Gazing with a smile.

Window of the spaceship.
May 1987 Kiuchi purchases a pair of binoculars.

"The telescope is contrary in that you move it left to view something on the right, and you move it up when you wish to see something lower. It is all right if you are just viewing one star, but if you are searching, the telescope moves in the opposite direction, and the fact you only use one eye adds to the inconvenience. It is only natural to want to use both eyes, as we normally see. In this way, you can gain a three-dimensional perspective and also feel as if you are flying through space. Viewing becomes a lot of fun. In fact, my binocular lenses are the windows of my spaceship."

"When looking at a globular cluster, for example, you can get depth perception, and comets appear to be close. This is a very important discovery."