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Garradd Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, Australia
Date: March 10, 1999 11:05 UT

C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp. 1999 March 10.462, sum of 3 60 second exposures. The dust tail fan continues to be present despite the huge 7.9 AU solar distance. The image is scaled to resemble a view through a large telescope. Taken from Loomberah NSW Australia with a 45cm f/5.4 Newtonian and AP-7 CCD ( from the Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO grant).

Copyright 1999 Gordon Garradd
loomberah@ozemail.com.au


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