Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: March 2, 1997
Two images of the comet Hale Bopp taken on March 2 with a Takahashi 102 mm f/6 (first image), exp. 6' (Kodak Express Gold 400 II hyper.) from Col Druscie Observatory. Second image taken with a 100 mm lens f/2.8. The authors are Alessandro Dimai and Davide Ghirardo. The comet was of magnitude 0.1 with a naked eye visible ion tail of ~12 deg. and a diffuse dust tail of ~5 deg, despite the Moonlight.
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