Observer: Alessandro Dimai
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: February 28, 1997
Image of the comet Hale Bopp taken on February 28 with a Takahashi 102 mm f/6, exp. 4' (Kodak Express Gold 400 II hyper.) from Col Druscie Observatory. The author is: Alessandro Dimai. The comet was of magnitude 0.2 with a naked eye visible ion tail of ~10 degrees and a diffuse dust tail of ~5 degrees, despite the Moon was in the sky.
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