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Chumack Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: John Chumack
Location: John Bryan State Park Observatory, Ohio
Date: February 28, 1997 10:57 UT

The Image on the left is the original, on the right was processed to show any internal structure and the main sources of the(Top) dust and Ion tails (Bottom).

Taken in the presence of the waning gibbous moon. These images are through an ST-6 CCD camera attached to a 3" F6 Refractor, mounted on my NSF/AAVSO Widefield Camera Platform. Taken on 2-28-97, starting at 10:57 U.T. using an Omega B, V, & R Filter set with an inline IR Blocking filter. R=30sec, V=60sec., B=90sec. exposures. Aligned on the Comets Nucleus.

At closer inspection of the background star images through which the comet's dust tail spans, I have noticed some refraction of the star images occurring, especially in the V band images.

Site; John Bryan State Park Observatory, MVAS 23 miles North East of Dayton, Ohio

Copyright 1997 John Chumack,,

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