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Griffin Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: October 2, 1997 09:50 UT

40 separate 45 second images of Hale Bopp have been flat fielded and combined to create this image. The image was obtained using a 12 inch Maksutov with 1524mm focal length and no filter. Image is 31.1 by 20.7 arc minutes. This is an integrated white light image. First image started at 05:50 EST with the last image started at 06:30. Stars look trailed in this composite image, since it was effectively guided on the comet's motion.

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


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