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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: February 20, 1998 00:00 UT

Its back! This picture was taken with comet low in the southern sky (altitude less than 3 degrees!) We apologise for the quality of this, but, all things considered we are pleased to be able to see the comet at all. The comet's altitude will improve in the next few weeks. For your viewing pleasure, a red box shows the comet's location.

1 45 second image of Hale Bopp has been flat fielded 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 a red light image. Image started at 19:00 EST.

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


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