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Sonderborg Observatory Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer(s): Astronomy Class (Students Age 16-18)
Location: Sonderborg Observatory, Denmark
Date: January 4, 1997 16:48:41 UT

Comet Hale Bopp , January 04, 1997

Difficult observing conditions, with slight fog.

No Panic ! There is a reason for the "missing tails", as John Bortle wrote in Sky & Telescope :

Since Hale-Bopp is still nearly on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth, any tail is likely to be highly foreshortened and unimpressive.

100 Sec. CCD photo - Jan 04, 1997 , 16.48.41 UT - the Astronomy Class. Vertical Image Size: 1200 Arcsec.

No filters, free transmission. 5" APO f / 9 mounted piggyback on a user retrained 16" SCT Meade. 100 Sec Single CCD exposures, ST6 CCD.

Photographers : The Astronomy Class - students at grade 11-12 - all at age 16-18 -

email : astro-class@posthus.amtsgym-sdbg.dk

Observatory Sonderborg , Denmark : Position 54 Deg 42 N, 9 Deg 48 E.


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