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Brown Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Michael Brown
Location: Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
Date: March 2, 1998 09:57 UT

A colour image of Hale-Bopp taken by Michael Brown (University of Melbourne) with the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories 40-inch telescope. The image was taken on the evening of 2 March 1998 at 9:57 UT. The comet's tail can be seen stretching towards a small group of galaxies near the top right of the image. The image is a composite of a 60 second R band, 90 second V band and 120 second B band images. The size of the image is 16.6 arcminutes by 13.3 arcminutes. The line running vertically through the image is an artifact of the CCD camera.

Michael Brown
mbrown@isis.ph.unimelb.edu.au


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