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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 27, 1997 10:40:39 UT

A 20 second exposure of Comet Hale Bopp started at 05:40:39 am EST on 27th January 1997. Taken through a wratten 25 red filter. SBIG ST8 CCD image, taken at the prime focus of a 12 inch f5 maksutov telescope. Image has been flat fielded, . Image dimensions 31 arcminutes (long right ascension axis) by 20 arcminutes (short declination axis)

The second image is the original composite image has and processed by substracting a blurred mask from the original using the software program Mira from Axiom research.

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