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Durig Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Douglas Durig
Location: Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Tennessee
Date: February 12, 1997 11:05 UT

The image was taken with a 12 inch Meade LX200 telescope working at f/4. I used a SBIG ST-6 and a red filter from the Kron-Cousins UBVRI filter system. I used track and accumulate with both stacking and relays active and guided on a star and not the comet itself. I used 12 stacked 10 sec exposures for a total exposure of 2 minutes. The image was taken at 11:05 UT on 2/12/97 by Dr. Douglas T. Durig, Director of The Cordell-Lorenz Observatory of The University of the South in Sewanee Tenn. We only had about 6 hours of clear skies in the past two weeks and 15 minutes after this image the weather returned to completely clouded over.


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