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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 29, 1997 00:52 UT

First image is a wide field view of Hale Bopp taken using an Aero Ektar lens. Exposure started at 19:52:59 EST (=00:52 ut). Exposure 3 minutes, taken through a Lumicon Swann Band filter, and has been false coloured using Mira.

Second image is a 60 second image of Hale Bopp taken through a blue filter. Image obtained using a 12 inch f5 Maksutov telescope, with SBIG ST8 CCD. Exposure started at 19:34:38 EST (=00:34:38 ut)

A rotational gradient filter (10 degree rotaion, amplification 4) has been applied to the 60 second exposure of the Comet shown in the last image.

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


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