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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 17, 1997 09:30 UT

First image is a 60 second exposure of Comet Hale Bopp made using a 12 inch f5 Maksutov Telescope. Images were exposed through a red filter (Wrattan 25) The image has been scaled to show detail in the coma. Image obtained at 04:30 EST on Feb 17th. Conditions poor with haze and occasional low cloud. Second image is a version of the first image with a false colour pallete Third image shows the jets of Comet Hale Bopp. 60 second exposure, processed by subtracting a 10 by 10 pixel median filtered image from the original.

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