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Calanca/Facchini Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observers: R. Calanca, M. Facchini
Location: Osservatorio Astronomico di Cavezzo, Italy
Date: January 17, 1997 05:00 UT

First image: 0.40 cm telescope, f/3.2 (Osservatorio Astronomico di Cavezzo); CCD Starlight SXL8, 512x512x15 micron. The image (last January 17, 5h UT) of Hale Bopp have treated with the algorithm of Larson-Sekanina (angle: 12 degrees) with a pixel-shift; show a tenous spherical covering surrounds the nucleus. It is also visible a large number of curved jets. Images: R. Calanca, M. Facchini. Digital processing: M. Facchini.

Second image: 0.40 cm telescope, f/3.2 (Osservatorio Astronomico di Cavezzo); CCD Starlight SXL8, 512x512x15 micron. Image of January 17, 5h UT, of Hale Bopp in sawtooth scaling. Images: R. Calanca, M. Facchini. Digital processing: M. Facchini.


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