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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 11, 1997 05:40, 05:30 UT

First image is a mosaic of 2 30 second exposures of Comet Hale Bopp started at 05:40 EST on 11th 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 gamma and contrast scaled in using Mira.. Image dimensions approx 60arcminutes (long right ascension axis) by approx 20 arcminutes (short declination axis)

Second image is a false coloured version of a 60 second exposure of comet hale bopp. The image was taken through a blue filter, and has been flat-fielded and gamma scaled. The image was obtained at approximately 5:30 EST.


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