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Dobek/Doelker Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Copyright Jerry Dobek and Judy Doelker, 1996
Observers: Jerry Dobek, Judy Doelker
Location: Rogers Observatory, Traverse City, Michigan
Date: October 29, 1996 00:30 UT

Photo taken by Jerry Dobek and Judy Doelker at Rogers Observatory, Traverse City, Michigan on October 28, 1996 7:30p.m. (10/29/1996 0:30 UT). 8" Schmidt camera, 3 minute exposure on Fujichrome 100 film.

This photo was taken with the comet in Ophiuchus where it has been for the past several months. The comet lies within 0.5 degrees of the globular cluster M-14, seen here in this photo. The comet was just brighter than 5th magnitude (limit of naked eye observation), and displays a broad tail. Three distinct tails can be seen and appear symmetric to each other. Visual observation showed a tail extending 1.5 degrees.

Copyright Jerry Dobek and Judy Doelker, 1996


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