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Comet Hale-Bopp Animation By Brad Wallis


The rotation of the nucleus of Comet Hale-Bopp is shown between March 25 and 29 1997. Each image was shot at approximately 02:50 U.T. with a 12.5 inch f/5.85 Ritchey. Each image is a sum of six, 5 second exposures. ST-7 w/R-25 and minus IR filters. Processed using a weighted unsharp mask constructed with IDL. Animated file courtesy of Sky and Telescope. 24 bit monitor required for best viewing of this image.

Copyright 1997 Brad D. Wallis. This image may be used for personal, non-profit, or educational uses only. Any other uses are expressly prohibited without the written consent of Brad D. Wallis.

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