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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 26, 1997 10:20, 10:55 UT

First image is a 120 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp taken with a wide angle Aero Ektar Lens, at 05:54:42 EST on Tuesday 26th February. Image taken through a red wrattan filter. Exposure 120 seconds.

Second image is a 300 second exposure of Hale Bopp through a 12 inch f5 Maksutov telescope, taken using a wratten 25 red filter. Image obtained at 05:20 EST. Image has had a dark frame subtracted, been flat fielded, and then gamma and contrast scaled. A false colour pallate has then been applied.

Third image is a false colour verseion of the second image.


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