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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: November 15, 1997 09:24 UT

26 separate 50 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 30 by 20 arc minutes. This is an integrated white light image. First image started at 04:24 EST with the last image started at 05:00 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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