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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: January 17, 1997 11:15:54 UT

First image is a composite of 9 45 second exposures of Comet Hale Bopp started at 06:15:54 am EST on 17th January 1997. SBIG ST8 CCD image, taken at the prime focus of a 12 inch f5 maksutov telescope. Image has been flat fielded, but apart from that is unprocessed. Image dimensions 31 arcminutes (long axis) by 20 arcminutes (short axis)

Second image is the original composite image has been unsharp masked and scaled in photoshop to reveal (what I hope are real!) streamers around the coma of the comet.

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