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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 27, 1997 09:50-10:45 UT

First image is a 300 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp taken with a wide angle Aero Ektar Lens, started at 05:44:57 EST on Wednesday 27th February. Image taken through a red wrattan filter. SBIG ST8 CCD image; 18 micron pixels.

Second image is a 300 second exposure of Hale Bopp through a 12 inch f5 Maksutov telescope, taken using a Lumicon Swann band filter. Exposure started at 04:50:39 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 version of the second image.

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