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Griffin Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 1, 1997 10:27:41 UT

First image is a 20 second exposure of Comet Hale Bopp started at 05:27:41 am EST on 1st February 1997. Taken through a blue filter. SBIG ST8 CCD image, taken at the prime focus of a 12 inch f5 maksutov telescope. Image has been flat fielded, and unsharp masked to reveal details. Image dimensions 31 arcminutes (long right ascension axis) by 20 arcminutes (short declination axis)

The Red, blue and green images were 20 second exposures through red blue and green filters respectively, using an identical instrumental set up They have been processed identically, which basically means they have been flat fielded!


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