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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: March 19, 1997 10:08-10:31 UT

First image is a 120 second exposure of Hale Bopp through a Blue Filter has been processed to show detail in both the coma and the tail. Exposure started at 05:08:13 EST. Exposure made using a Kodak Aero Ektar lens, pluss ST8 CCD in medium resolution mode. Field of view is approximately 3 degrees square.

Second image is a 60 second exposure made using a 12 inch Maksutov telescope, blue filter and SBIG ST8 CCD. Exposure started at 05:30:33 It has been flat fielded and dark subtracted. The CCD was working in medium resolution mode. Field of view approximately 0.3 degrees by 0.2 degrees

The third image is a false colour version of the second image.

Ian Griffin
GRIFFIN.I@a1.brevard.cc.fl.us


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