In March 1986, the Giotto probe passed Halley’s Comet at a distance of 596 km. During the encounter, the Halley Multicolour Camera (HMC) acquired 2043 images. Shortly after the encounter, a movie was created from the HMC data, however, the quality and resolution of the movie lagged significantly behind the original images. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the flyby in 2011, based on 111 full frame, full resolution, clear filter HMC images, we have created a remake of the flyby movie entitled “Closest Encounter”, which fully preserves the original quality of the data.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary in 2016, the 50th ESLAB Symposium “From Giotto to Rosetta” was held in Leiden, the Netherlands. There, we presented a poster about the Making Off “Closest Encounter”. Here, you can find links to watch the movie and material for downloading.