Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: October 23, 1997 09:43 UT
44 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 05:43 EST with the last image started at 06:34 Stars look trailed in this composite image, since it was effectively guided on the comet's motion. The trails are not continuous, as clouds ewere constantly interfering with exposures.
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